Aaron Hernandez seeks delay in shooting lawsuit

Former NFL star tight end Aaron Hernandez is seeking to delay proceedings in a Florida lawsuit until a murder charge against him in Massachusetts is resolved.

Former NFL tight end wants murder charge in Massachusetts resolved first

Aaron Hernandez was released by the New England Patriots when he was implicated in Odin Lloyd's killing. (Josh Reynolds/Associated Press)

Former NFL star tight end Aaron Hernandez is seeking to delay proceedings in a Florida lawsuit until a murder charge against him in Massachusetts is resolved.

Hernandez's lawyers filed the postponement request Tuesday in federal court.

They say it would be legally unfair to Hernandez to permit the lawsuit to continue while he is defending himself in the shooting death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to Lloyd's slaying and weapons charges.

In the Florida lawsuit, 30-year-old Alexander Bradley claims Hernandez shot him in the face after they argued at a strip club in February. Bradley seeks at least $100,000 US in damages.

Hernandez was released by the New England Patriots when he was implicated in Lloyd's killing. He previously starred at the University of Florida.