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Shank-Like Weapon Found In Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez's Prison Cell

LOS ANGELES ( — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found with a shank-like weapon in his prison cell on Friday.

Hernandez is serving a life-sentence at Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Massachusetts.

According to multiple reports, guards found a prison-made shank during a shakedown when checking Hernandez's cell.

Hernandez was immediatly taken out of the general population and moved to a segregated unit within the prison.

This is not the first incident Hernandez has had since being incarcerated.

In 2014 he was indicted in an alleged jail assault after getting in an altercation with another inmate.

The former NFL-er is scheduled to go to another trial for a 2012 double murder case in Boston in January.

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