FOXBORO -- The Foxboro selectmen voted unanimously Wednesday to allow the Patriots to play their scheduled exhibition game against the New York Giants on Thursday night at Gillette Stadium, despite the fact that most of the town is still without power in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene.
The Gillette StadiumPatriot Place complex is one of the few places in Foxboro to have power, and the selectmen -- worried about traffic and parking problems with most of the rest of the town in the dark -- held a special meeting to determine whether or not to allow the Pats to play on Thursday.
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A member of the jury that acquitted Aaron Hernandez of double-murder said jurors were invited to Hernandez’s funeral by defense attorney Jose Baez, The Boston Herald reported.
Hernandez, the former Patriots tight end who was already serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd when he was acquitted in the 2012 double-murder in Boston, killed himself in his prison cell last week. His funeral was in his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut on Monday.
One juror told the Herald that Baez offered to pay for bus to have jury attend funeral.
More from the Herald report:
“I was invited, but I decided ultimately not to go,” said Robert Monroe, one of 12 jurors who on April 14 acquitted Hernandez of the murders of Cape Verdean immigrants Daniel de Abreu, 29, and Safiro Furtado, 28. Both were living in Dorchester.
“I received a message, if any of the jurors wanted to go to the Aaron Hernandez funeral, that [Hernandez’s attorney] Jose Baez would rent a bus to get us back and forth,” Monroe told the Herald today.