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Aaron Hernandez taken for brief hospital visit

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DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WHDH) - A Massachusetts sheriff says former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was brought from a jail to a hospital this weekend for an undisclosed problem.

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said Sunday that Hernandez was brought to St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford Saturday and was back at the Bristol County jail in Dartmouth about an hour later.

Hodgson says he can't disclose what happened because of medical privacy laws.

This visit comes days after attorneys pushed the Patriots for his medical records. They stated they wanted "any and all records pertaining to Mr. Hernandez's employment by the New England Patriots between 2010-2013... including psychological testing, medication records, X-rays, MRI's, CT scans and drug or alcohol abuse records."

Hernandez attorneys are also asking that he be moved from Dartmouth to a city closer to Boston. The sheriff said Saturday's visit wasn't related and the call for change has nothing to do with the St. Luke's stay.

Hernandez, a Bristol, Connecticut, native, has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in connection with the killings of two men in Boston in 2012 and the killing of another man found near Hernandez's home in North Attleborough.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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