CRIME

Sheriff: Ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is charming, a master manipulator

  • Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez stands up after he is sentenced to life in prison at his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd in June 2013.   (Dominick Reuter/Pool Photo via AP)

    Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez stands up after he is sentenced to life in prison at his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd in June 2013. (Dominick Reuter/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this April 1, 2015 file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez listens as prosecution witness Alexander Bradley testifies during his murder trial, at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. The sheriff who had former Hernandez in custody for more than 18 months said Tuesday, April 21, 2015, that he's a master manipulator and will probably do fine in prison now that he has been sentenced to life for murder. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said Hernandez knows how to use his charm and manipulate better than anyone he has ever seen.  (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)

    FILE - In this April 1, 2015 file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez listens as prosecution witness Alexander Bradley testifies during his murder trial, at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. The sheriff who had former Hernandez in custody for more than 18 months said Tuesday, April 21, 2015, that he's a master manipulator and will probably do fine in prison now that he has been sentenced to life for murder. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said Hernandez knows how to use his charm and manipulate better than anyone he has ever seen. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

The sheriff who had former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in custody for more than 18 months says he's a master manipulator and will probably do fine in prison now that he has been sentenced to life for murder.

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said Tuesday that Hernandez knows how to use his charm and manipulate better than anyone he has ever seen. But he calls disrespect a "hot-button" issue for Hernandez.

Hernandez was convicted last week of the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. He will ultimately end up at the maximum-security Souza Baranowski state prison.

Hodgson says Hernandez told officers who transported him after the verdict that the jurors got it wrong.