Aaron Hernandez and Alexander Bradley have a lengthy history. Bradley is the one who alleged that Hernandez shot him in the eye in Florida, and filed a civil lawsuit before the Odin Lloyd murder even happened. Bradley was also the driver with Hernandez in the vehicle when the two were pulled over last February for after a high speed chase.
Yesterday, Bradley was shot during a dispute at the club Vevo in Hartford, Connecticut, and was arrested on reckless endangerment and weapons charges after he retrieved a gun from a vehicle and fired shots at the outside of the club.
He was also the subject of a subpoena that was made public last month, as authorities were looking for information from prison phone calls that Bradley may have made related to the Aaron Hernandez investigation. Bradley was seen on surveillance tape with Aaron Hernandez at Cure Lounge on the night of the double homicide of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado, in July of 2012.
Why does this matter to the bigger picture? Well, for one, the police arrested him and confiscated a .45 caliber handgun from him. He is charged with “criminal possession of a firearm, criminal use of a firearm, unlawful discharge of a firearm, stealing a firearm, obliterating the serial number of a firearm, and reckless endangerment in the first degree.”
You would think an alleged criminal would make sure to cover his tracks, but Bradley is apparently no stranger to run-ins. You can bet that the police will have a keen interest in that weapon and whether it matches any other crimes. (Though there were earlier reports that they have already found the weapon used in the double homicide, a .38 caliber)
Secondly, he is back in jail, facing charges more serious than avoiding a subpoena (which was why he was in jail last fall, when the warrant was sought). I suspect this is not the last we have heard from Alexander Bradley, and his one good eye, in regard to the Aaron Hernandez saga.
[photo via @ilanagoldNBC]