Aaron Hernandez reportedly does not have a "failure to perform" or "failure to practice" clause in his contract, which could allow him to keep nearly $2.5 million of his deal should he be suspended or in jail due to the ongoing homicide investigation.

According to his amended contract, Hernandez is guaranteed a total of $16 million. Of that, $9.25 million in a signing bonus already has been paid, with the final $3.25 million due in March 2014.

Hernandez signed a five-year, $40 million extension with the Patriots in 2012.