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Aaron Hernandez's Attorney Makes A Deflategate Joke In Court

It fell a little flat.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 1:06 p.m. ET

Posted on February 6, 2015, at 10:33 a.m. ET

Aaron Hernandez's lawyer made a joke about the New England Patriots' under-inflated football scandal during his client's first-degree murder trial on Thursday. The one-liner came while questioning a state trooper about Odin Lloyd's murder scene:

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The witness was asked about tire tracks left at the crime scene, and Hernandez's attorney asked him to confirm that he's an expert in "tire deflation devices."

Judge E. Susan Garsh was not amused, and on Friday morning she addressed the joke in court and asked the attorneys to remain serious during the duration of the trial.

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Hernandez played for the Patriots for three seasons before he was charged with Odin Lloyd's murder.

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