“We would welcome the Patriots looking into that issue and doing the right thing."
Lawyers representing the families of Aaron Hernandez's alleged victims, Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, in a wrongful death lawsuit have reportedly called on the New England Patriots to provide compensation.
According to The Boston Globe's Travis Anderson, attorneys Kenneth Kolpan and William Kennedy made statements calling for the Pats to compensate Abreu and Furtado's families after a hearing in the case in on Tuesday.
“We would welcome the Patriots looking into that issue and doing the right thing, which is to compensate the victims,” said Kenneth Kolpan, one of the attorneys, according to the Boston Globe.
Additionally, Ursula Ward, the mother of Odin Lloyd who was murdered by Hernandez, has filed a separate suit against Hernandez’s estate, which also calls on the Patriots to kick over the $6 million she claims New England still owes to Hernandez’s estate.
According to the report, attorneys for Hernandez’s estate have rejected the families’ claims thus far, stating that Massachusetts law does not permit civil suits against a deceased defendant.