Aaron Hernandez was not allowed to watch his former team New England Patriots play Indianapolis Colts on television from jail last Saturday night, it has been confirmed.
The 24-year-old, who is currently being detained on suspicion of murder, missed the AFC title game after Bristol County sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson decided not to allow him the privilege.
"No," Hodgson told the Herald, when asked whether Hernandez was one of the millions who watched the fixture. "He's not allowed to watch any TV. ... It's jail. It's all about standards and sending a message.
"We only allow two hours a day of entertainment television. The rest of it has to be self-help tapes, self-help documentaries."
It's reported that Hernandez must stay inside his cell for 21 hour a day, while he is consigned to a 12-by-8-foot pen for exercise, which he is allowed to do for an hour three times a day.
The Tight End is also separated from the other prisoners on account of his celebrity status.