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Misdeeds Could Cost Hernandez Millions

Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports

One point of emphasis for the NFL during the 2011 negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement was inserting language into the new deal that would allow teams to recoup signing bonus money from players who are imprisoned or suspended.

If Aaron Hernandez winds up in legal trouble related to the investigation of a homicide of one of his associates, that tweak in the CBA's language could cost the New England Patriots tight end nearly $37 million.

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