Aaron Hernandez Lawyer Makes Deflategate Joke in Court

As a general rule, attorneys defending clients accused of killing multiple people should probably keep the comedy to a minimum.

Aaron Hernandez’s lawyer, however, is apparently working out his stand-up routine in the court room – and he’s no Chris Rock.

While questioning a state trooper about a murder scene, he asked the witness whether he “received training in football deflation devices” after discussing tire inflation devices.


The joke didn’t quite land.

Judge E. Susan Garsh was less than amused and reminded both attorneys to keep their comments serious. Probably not something that needs to be mentioned in a first-degree murder case.

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