Report: Aaron Hernandez’s Name Sparks Brawl In Diner


The Hartford Courant is reporting that three men were arrested early Saturday morning at a West Hartford, Conn. diner following a fight that reportedly involved the yelling of Aaron Hernandez’s name.

According to reports, someone at the Golden Roc Diner shouted “Hey, Aaron Hernandez” after seeing a man they thought was the jailed former tight end of the Patriots.

After a fight broke out, two of the three people who were arrested as a result told police that they had been sitting with DJ Hernandez, Aaron Hernandez’s brother.

Alberto Lopez, 30, of  Bristol; Jesus Agosto, 36, and Thomas Miller, 30, were each charged with third-degree assault, breach of peace, and third-degree criminal mischief, police said.

Each is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court in Hartford on July 11, police said.

“It was determined that the fight started over a mistaken identity; someone thought they had seen Aaron Hernandez and shouted out ‘Hey, Aaron Hernandez,'” the release states.

Someone then yelled for the person to shut up, and the fight started. A woman was punched in the face and pushed to the floor, and Lopez and Miller were cut on their faces, police said.

Lopez and Miller each told police that DJ Hernandez, Aaron Hernandez’s older brother, had been sitting at a table with them but was not involved in the fight, Lt. Frank Fallon said.

DJ Hernandez is an assistant coach at the University of Iowa. He was a two-year captain at the University of Connecticut and, later, head coach at Southington High School.