A superior court judge denied bail for Aaron Hernandez during an appeal hearing this afternoon in Fall River, Mass. The former Patriots star must remain in jail pending the outcome of his forthcoming murder case.
James L. Sultan, one of Hernandez's lawyers, argued before Judge Renee P. Dupuis that Hernandez deserved to be released because Hernandez's fame indicated he was not a flight risk. Sultan also argued that Hernandez had no prior criminal record, was gainfully employed (well, until yesterday), and a homeowner with a fiancée and an 8-month-old child. Sultan sought terms of "high-cash bail" plus some sort of monitoring device or even house arrest, either of which would have allowed authorities to keep tabs on Hernandez.