Understanding More About Aaron Hernandez’s Troubled Past

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Wed, Jun 26 - 7:35 pm EDT | 1 year ago by
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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.

Aaron Hernandez

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  • clp90

    “And, unfortunately, it probably all goes back to his father dying prematurely.”

    You don’t know that. And still, a dead father (even at the age of 16) is no excuse to murder someone, especially not the way and the reason Odin Lloyd was killed.

    • Paul Lambert

      And you don’t know yet if he murdered anyone. Our system still presumes innocence.

    • clp90

      True. But if he did it, a dead father is no excuse.

    • Trinigurl98

      @Paul Lambert – my thoughts exactly. We don’t know whether he did or he didn’t murder him, but we still have a presumption of innocence under the U.S, criminal justice system.

  • Troubled Hispanic

    I understand his ethnicity doesn’t matter but when you write, “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.” Really!! So, he can’t be Italian? You may as well take that sentence out if it doesn’t matter. To me you sound a bit prejudice.

  • The Ridley

    @Paul Lambert True, we do not know WHO pulled the trigger….what we DO know is there is video of this suspect and the victim driving to that industrial park, and video of the suspect, without the victim driving away. What we DON’T know is who pulled th

  • llk29

    So every kid whose father dies is understandably allowed to be a cold-blooded murdering brute? How sorry I feel for this guy who just landed a $40.m contract.

  • Jonathan Hernandez

    With all that going for him he’s one stupid ass motha

  • Davis

    Would he not know how it feels for a family member to lose a loved one then??? But that does not seem the case, his fathers death has nothing to do with what he is being accused of, he is just a terrible person at heart. OR he just turned into someone who doesn’t give a heck about anything or anyone, but then why would he give his all and become one very very talented tight end in the NFL.

    All in all my hypothesis is that he was just product of his environment, combined with being a loyal but bad person at heart. That and gangsta rap made him do it.

  • Arthemisa

    Hispanic is not a race, it’s his ethnicity. Puerto Ricans can be of any race. He is of mixed race (white-indigenous) on his father’s side and white on his mother’s side.

    And because PR is part of the US, he’s American no matter where he was born.

    • aaron

      his dad is a dark Puerto Rican he has African descent and him

    • David McIntyre

      Not really bro, I seen a pic of his dad with him a football game when he was younger. Sure he’ll have black blood but probs less than 5%