Woman who mistakenly linked Hernandez to Deflategate excused from serving

Aaron Hernandez (left) and defense attorney Ronald Sullivan discussed paperwork during pretrial hearings Monday in Boston. Chris Christo / Boston Herald via AP

Three people were selected Friday to serve on the jury for the upcoming double murder trial of Aaron Hernandez, capping a bizarre day that included a Deflategate reference and some jurors possibly flouting a judge’s order barring any discussion of the case against the former New England Patriots star.

The Deflategate incident came up during questioning of a woman identified as juror 13 in Suffolk Superior Court. She told Judge Jeffrey Locke that she knew little about Hernandez, except for a brief conversation she overheard among co-workers about a year ago.

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