(MyFoxBoston.com) – Newly acquired Patriots player Tim Tebow claims he tried to help his then Univ. of Florida teammate Aaron Hernandez out of a dispute that occurred at a Florida restaurant in 2007.
The Wall Street Journal obtained a police report from the April 28, 2007 incident, which occurred only months after Hernandez had enrolled at Florida.
According to the report, Hernandez went to a restaurant called The Swamp in Gainesville and ordered two alcoholic beverages. When the waiter went to deliver the bill, Hernandez claimed he never ordered the drinks and refused to pay. A verbal altercation ensued and Hernandez was escorted out.
Hernandez told police the waiter became confrontational and began yelling at him. As the waiter turned to walk away, Hernandez punched him in the side of the head rupturing the man's eardrum, reports the newspaper.
Tebow witnessed the altercation and claims he tried to intervene before it become physical.
Hernandez's name was redacted from the police report, but he is identified as a Hispanic male from Bristol, Conn. Tebow's name also does not appear in the police report, reports the WSJ.
Hernandez is currently awaiting trial for the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. Prosecutors say Hernandez orchestrated Lloyd's execution-style shooting near Hernandez's North Attleboro home on June 17.
For more information: The Wall Street Journal