Potential Juror In Aaron Hernandez Case Thought It Was About DeflateGate
Boston Globe— Three jurors were seated Friday morning in the upcoming double murder trial of Aaron Hernandez, while one woman who mistakenly linked the former New England Patriots star to the Deflategate scandal was excused from serving.
That woman, identified as Juror 13, told Suffolk Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke that she knew little about the Hernandez case, except for a brief conversation she overheard among co-workers about a year ago.
She said she thought they had mentioned Hernandez’s name in connection with Deflategate, prompting laughter from Hernandez and his lawyers, who were seated near her at a conference table.
“Deflategate has nothing to do with this case at all,” Locke said.
The woman said she understood but said of her co-workers, “That’s what they were talking about.”
Two other women and a man were selected for the jury during the morning session of voir dire in Suffolk Superior Court.
Wow, this is sad but funny at the same time. A double murder trail involving former New England Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez getting confused for DeflateGate.
What a time to be alive, we have NBA Stars thinking the world is flat and we have potential jurors thinking they are there to talk abut the alleged deflation of footballs.
The NFL and Roger Goodell actually treated DeflateGate like a murder trail to an extent, but it clearly was not of the same magnitude of a double murder investigation. Some people truly are living under a rock when it comes to sports.