Today, Aaron Hernandez was officially charged with murder in addition to five other weapon-related counts. If convicted on all the charges, he may have very well already experienced his last day of freedom on Earth. Let’s take a moment to learn more about the tight end for the New England Patriots.
Technically Aaron Hernandez’s race is Hispanic. His ethnicity background is as follows: his dad is of Puerto Rican decent and his mother is of Italian decent. Personally, I don’t think that is important considering his nationality is American — he was born in Bristol, Connecticut.
When speaking of the troubles he has overcome in his life, most people go back to one major event: the death of his father. His dad died when he was just 16 years old following what was supposed to be routine hernia surgery. At the time of his death, the father and son were best of friends. From that moment on, the talented tight end has been described as a lost soul.
He went to Florida and Urban Meyer tried to pick up some of the slack his dad left behind. He also got more support while with the Patriots. But if this murder case turns out to be legit, something obviously went terribly wrong. And, unfortunately, it probably all goes back to his father dying prematurely.
Here are 9 pictures of the talented former NFL player. Click “Next” to see them all.