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New England Patriots: Massachusetts law could force Pats to pay Aaron Hernandez millions

April 21st, 2017 at 6:27 AM
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Following Aaron Hernandez’s surprising suicide Wednesday morning, the New England Patriots could be forced to pay¬†a chunk of change to the Hernandez family.

In June 2013 when Hernandez was owed a $3.25 million signing bonus, the New England Patriots withheld the payment. They also refused to pay his $2.5 million guaranteed base salary he was owed. The team cited the new CBA as a reason for withholding the guaranteed money.

So now under an obscure Massachusetts law called “Abatement ab initio,” Hernandez technically died an innocent man.

Via the Boston Globe:

Though Hernandez …

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