Ex-Patriot Aaron Hernandez indicted for alleged jail assault

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Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has been indicted in an alleged jail assault in February and an alleged threat at the jail last November.

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has been indicted in an alleged jail assault in February and an alleged threat at the jail last November.  ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has been indicted in an alleged jail assault in February and an alleged threat at the jail last November.

The Bristol County district attorney’s office said Hernandez was indicted Thursday on charges of assault and battery and threats to do bodily harm. The statement said the alleged assault occurred Feb. 25 at the Bristol County House of Correction in Dartmouth, Mass. and the alleged threat occurred there on Nov. 1.

Hernandez, who is from Bristol, Connecticut, is being held without bail at the jail after pleading not guilty to murder in the June 2013 death of Odin Lloyd, 27, of Boston.

FALCONS: Tight end Bear Pascoe, who made six starts for the New York Giants last season, has signed with Atlanta.

Pascoe (6-5, 256) was a sixth-round pick by the 49ers in 2009. He signed with the Giants in 2009 and had 38 receptions for 333 yards and one touchdown. He started in 32 of his 66 career games with New York and had 12 catches for 81 yards last season.

BROWNS: Signed free agent quarterback Vince Young, who hasn’t played in an NFL regular-season game since 2011.

Young was given a tryout this week at Browns’ three-day minicamp and showed enough to earn a deal. The team also signed quarterback Tyler Thigpen.

GIANTS: Eli Manning will miss all of the New York’s spring activities.

General manager Jerry Reese said Thursday that Manning’s left ankle surgery will keep him “out of spring ball.”

“We will not rush him back,” Reese said. “We want him for the summer – that’s most important to us.”

COURTS: Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice pleaded not guilty Thursday to assault charges stemming from an incident with his then-girlfriend in an Atlantic City casino elevator. His lawyer said Rice is “ashamed” and “sorry” about his conduct but would not specify exactly what Rice did.

After the five-minute court hearing, Rice applied for New Jersey’s pretrial intervention program, which allows for charges to be dismissed against first-time offenders who participate in the program and meet certain conditions. The county prosecutor will decide whether Rice is allowed to enter the program.

If convicted, Rice could face three to five years in prison.

CLEMSON: Got some depth at quarterback with the addition of former Stanford signal-caller David Olson.

Olson played at Irmo High in South Carolina before heading West.

He spent four years with the Cardinal and saw action in just one game. He’s transferring to the Tigers as a graduate student.

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