Before arrest, Hernandez had brushes with violence

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BOSTON (AP) - Court documents say police in Florida questioned former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez when he was a college freshman about a barroom altercation with a server over an unpaid bill.

The two-page sworn complaint says Hernandez punctured the waiter's ear drum while being escorted from a Gainesville restaurant in May 2007. Then-Florida quarterback Tim Tebow was a witness.

It is just the latest report to surface detailing Hernandez's brushes with the law since he was charged with murder last month in the killing of a semi-pro football player who was dating his fiancee's sister.

Hernandez's attorneys have called the district attorney's case circumstantial and say he looks forward to clearing his name.

Jail officials say Hernandez is being held in a private cell for his own protection.

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