Police Report Shows Tebow Tried to Break Up 2007 Bar Fight Involving Hernandez
Published July 3rd, 2013
GAINESVILLE - One week after New England Patriot's tight end and former Gator football star Aaron Hernandez was arrested for the murder of a Massachusetts man, new details are emerging about a 2007 Gainesville bar fight involving Hernandez while he was a student at the University of Florida.
According to a Gainesville Police report, Hernandez was at "The Swamp" restaurant when he got into an argument with an employee over a bar tab.
After going outside, Hernandez, who was a 17-year-old freshman at the time, allegedly struck the employee on the side of his head before running off.
Police filed a sworn complaint against Hernandez, but State Attorney Bill Cervone didn't think there was enough evidence to press charges.
The police report also shows that Gator quarterback Tim Tebow was at "The Swamp" at the time of the altercation, and even tried to step in at one point to stop the fight from escalating.
Speaking as a witness, Tebow later told police that he felt like the restaurant employee was acting "irrational" and was trying to get in Hernandez's face.
ABC News did reach out to Patriot's team officials for any comment on the matter, but as of Tuesday evening, Tebow's camp was not saying anything about the 2007 incident.
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