Earlier this week, rumors began to swirl that former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez would be allowed to watch the AFC Championship in jail.
Those rumors were quickly squashed by Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson who on Friday reiterated that fact to the AP.
“He’s not allowed to watch any TV,” Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson told The Associated Press on Friday. “As far as finding it out, if they hear an officer talking about it, they might find out that way. He could probably hear about it if some other inmate were to call home and he were to yell out.”
There was some suggestions that other inmates were allowed to watch the game even though Hernandez was not (as those inmates get two hours of television time per day), but that doesn’t appear to be the case as the game is unlikely to fall within the mandated hours. At most, they’ll only be able to watch the final quarter if the timing aligns correctly.
Other inmates in the prison get two hours of television per night, and they usually choose to watch sports, Hodgson said. “Even they won’t be able to watch the two games,” he said.