February 25, 2014 at 1:00 am

Sheriff: Ex-Patriots star Aaron Hernandez involved in prison altercation

According to a report by TMZ.com, former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez got in a jail fight Tuesday. (Jared Wickerham / Getty Images)

North Dartmouth, Mass. ó A Massachusetts sheriff says former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has been involved in a prison altercation.

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson tells Rhode Islandís WJAR-TV (http://bit.ly/1clACsv ) that the former New England Patriots tight end had an altercation at the Bristol County House of Corrections on Tuesday.

Hodgson said he couldnít provide much information, but told the TV station that Hernandez and another inmate are part of an internal investigation at the prison. He said Hernandez is away from the general prison population, in a segregated housing unit.

The 24-year-old Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. The Boston man was dating the sister of Hernandezís fiancee.