Bears WR Deonte Thompson calls Aaron Hernandez 'my guy' at double-murder trial

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National Football League player Deonte Thompson identifies former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez as he testifies in Haernadez' trial, Monday, March 27, 2017, in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Hernandez is on trial for the July 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado who he encountered in a Boston nightclub. The former NFL football player is already serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. (Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
National Football League player Deonte Thompson identifies former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez as he testifies in Haernadez' trial, Monday, March 27, 2017, in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Hernandez is on trial for the July 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado who he encountered in a Boston nightclub. The former NFL football player is already serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. (Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool) — Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

BOSTON – Chicago Bears wide receiver Deonte Thompson has testified in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez.

The former New England Patriots tight end played football with Thompson at the University of Florida.

Thompson testified Monday about a Florida party he invited Hernandez to in February 2013. Hernandez smiled when Thompson referred to him as "my guy."

Thompson's team, then the Baltimore Ravens, had just won the Super Bowl. Thompson said he remembers Hernandez introducing Alexander Bradley as "my homie" and said they appeared to be good friends.

Prosecutors say Hernandez shot Bradley days later because he feared Bradley would tell authorities he saw Hernandez kill two men in Boston in July 2012. Defense lawyers say Bradley shot the men over a drug deal.

Prosecutors began presenting their case this month.