Aaron Hernandez Biography
Aaron Hernandez an American football tight end in the National Football League (NFL). He earned All-American honors at the University of Florida and established himself as a quality NFL tight end for the New England Patriots. In June 2013, his promising career was derailed when he was arrested and charged with the first-degree murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.
In 2014 May, he was accused of two murders related to a drive-by shooting in 2012. In April 2015 he was convicted of first-degree murder in the Odin Lloyd case. On April 19, 2017, he committed suicide in his jail cell.
Aaron Hernandez Age
He was born on November 6, 1989, in Bristol, Connecticut and raised on Greystone Avenue. He was 28 at the time of his death.
Aaron Hernandez Height| Weight
His height was 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) and he weighed 245 lb (111 kg).
Aaron Hernandez College and Early Life
Aaron played basketball for Bristol Central High School. In 2006, he led his team to Connecticut Conference Southern Division Championship and earned first-team All-State honors. His father died during his senior school year due to complications from routine hernia surgery.
Many teams were wary of drafting Hernandez due to his admitted flunking of a drug test. Many teams also worried much about his association with gangs. In 2010, he got the fourth round in NFL draft he was later selected by New England Patriots with the 113th overall pick.
Aaron Hernandez NFL Career
When 2010, season began he was the youngest player in NFL and through his hard work, he proved he could thrive to the top level. He set the record for tight ends with 45 catches, helping the Patriots notch an impressive 14-2 record en route to an AFC Championship berth.
In August 2012, he was given a five-year contract extension.
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Odin Lloyd Murder
The body of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd was found in an industrial park a mile from Hernandez’s mansion in North Attleborough, Massachusetts on June 17, 2013. Police later traced evidence back to Aaron.
Aaron was later arrested and charged with first-degree murder and five firearms violations. He was released two hours after his arrest and was soon dropped by corporate sponsors.
There was the motive and clear evidence that implicated him to the murder. It showed that Aaron and two other friends drove Lloyd around in a rented Nissan Altima before shooting him multiple times at around 3:30 a.m. on June 17.
There were other allegations against Hernandez surfaced. He was accused by a Florida man of discharging a weapon that caused him to lose an eye, and he was being investigated in a drive-by shooting from the previous summer. He found himself facing the prospect of life behind bars.
Aaron Hernandez Murder Charges
He found himself facing new charges in connection with a 2012 drive-by shooting in Boston in May 2014. Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado were killed in this incident, which occurred a week before he began training with the New England Patriots. Boston jury charged him with two counts of first-degree murder and faced assault and weapons charges in connection with this case. His lawyer disputed these charges and claimed that Aaron was innocent of these charges.
Aaron Hernandez Verdicts and Suicide
In January 2015, he went to trial for the killing of Odin Lloyd. His trial lasted for more than two months. The jury later deliberated for six days before reaching their decision. He was found guilty and he automatically received a life sentence without the possibility of parole for his crime according to Massachusetts law.
He was acquitted of two counts of murder in the drive-by shooting of Abreu and Furtado outside a Boston nightclub in July 2012, on April 14, 2017. On April 19, 2017, he was found dead hanging from a bed sheet in his jail cell and could not be resuscitated. He left behind a young daughter, Avielle, born to Shayanna Jenkins who was his fiancee in 2012.
Aaron Hernandez CTE Diagnosis
On September 2017, it was revealed that Hernandez had been suffering from an advanced case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease, at the time of his death. The disease is found in football players and other athletes who participate in high-impact sports, CTE is often marked by problems with controlling aggression, mood swings, lapses in judgment and varying degrees of dementia.
Doctors report said that he was found with the most severe form of the disease they had ever seen in a 27-year-old.
Avielle six-year-old daughter of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez had sued the NFL for damages resulting from head trauma. That lawsuit will not proceed.