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Aaron Hernandez can’t watch Patriots in AFC Championship

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Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez can’t watch football on TV for his own safety, the sheriff in charge of the prison said on Saturday.

‘‘When somebody with any kind of fame comes in, there are already wise guys who try to improve their own stature by hurting him,’’ Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said. ‘‘We don’t want to have any problems.’’

Hernandez has been held without bail at the Bristol County House of Correction in North Dartmouth since he was charged in June with the murder of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player. The Patriots released Hernandez the day he was arrested.

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