Hernandez lawyer: Pats records dispute resolved

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- A dispute over team records that lawyers for Aaron Hernandez had sought from the New England Patriots has been resolved, the defense said Tuesday, though it's unclear whether the documents were turned over.

A trial date of Jan. 9 was also set for the murder case in which Hernandez is accused of shooting to death a semiprofessional football player.

Hernandez attorney Michael Fee said during a morning hearing in Fall River Superior Court that the matter with his client's former NFL team has been resolved. That prompted the cancellation of a separate hearing before a different judge that was scheduled for the afternoon.

Defense attorneys declined to comment outside court. The Patriots' attorney, Andrew Phelan, referred questions to team spokesman Stacey James, who said the team had no comment.

The Patriots had agreed to turn over 317 pages of personnel records sought by the defense, including medical and training records. But the team objected to producing nine pages of scouting reports and a 1

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