The past of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez continues to be uncovered piece by piece, and now details have emerged surrounding a run-in with the law that occurred before he started his freshman season at the University of Florida.
The Wall Street Journal obtained a 2007 police report with details of a Gainesville bar fight in which Hernandez, according to police, was involved. According to the police report, Hernandez was involved in a May 4 altercation at The Swamp restaurant and bar near Florida's campus.
The report states that a waitress brought Hernandez -- who was 17 years old at the time -- two "alcoholic drinks." Hernandez finished the drinks but refused to pay for them when he was presented with the bill, according to the police report.
Hernandez entered a "verbal altercation" with the man who brought him the bill, Michael Taphorn. Hernandez was asked to leave the restaurant and eventually was escorted out by Taphorn.
Hernandez told police that afte...