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New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was sued earlier this month for allegedly shooting a guy in the face after an altercation at a strip clip.

Even more astonishingly, this appears to be unrelated from a homicide investigation that led police to search his home in Massachusetts this week.

According to the lawsuit, Aaron Hernandez and Alexander Bradley went to Tootsie’s Cabaret in Miami on February 13, 2013, and got into an argument.

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Bradley claims they left the club and got into the same car heading to Palm Beach. During the ride, Aaron allegedly aimed his weapon at Bradley.

The gun discharged, striking Bradley in the face.


Bradley claims he suffered major injuries from the gunshot, including the loss of his right eye, and needed major surgery to reconstruct his face.

He says that the bullet initially struck him in the arm and continued traveling through his body until it struck him in the face, blowing out his eyeball.

Bradley also claims he suffered damage to his right hand and arm, which also required surgery … and that Aaron had no license to carry a gun.

Bradley demanded more than $100,000 in the lawsuit, which was thrown out due to a paperwork error, but will be re-filed today, according to TMZ.

Police reports state that the alleged victim was discovered outside of a John Deere store in Riviera Beach, Fla., on February 13 around 6:48 a.m.

The manager of the store, who found Bradley, says the victim was bleeding from his head and one of his hands, and that he pleaded for him to help.

According to the police report, Bradley instructed the John Deere employee to call 911 and warned him, “Tell them to hurry, I’m gonna bleed out.”

The employee tried to ask Bradley if he knew who it was that shot him, at which point Bradley replied, “I’m done talking … it hurts too bad.”

He never named Hernandez – to the John Deere employee or to the police responders who arrived at the scene – until filing the lawsuit this month.