BY: John Mamola

A Bristol County sheriff has confirmed that former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been involved in a prison fight.  Sheriff Thomas Hodgson confirmed an earlier report by TMZ to Rhode Island's WJAR-TV that Hernandez had an altercation at the Bristol County House of Corrections on Tuesday afternoon.

Sherriff Hodgson said he couldn't provide much information, but did say  that Hernandez and another inmate are part of an internal investigation at the prison while Hernandez is currently away from the general prison population, in a segregated housing unit.

The 24-year-old Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd.