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Aaron Hernandez

AKA Aaron Michael Hernandez

Born: 6-Nov-1989
Birthplace: Bristol, CT
Died: 19-Apr-2017
Location of death: Shirley, MA
Cause of death: Suicide

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Football, Criminal

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Former Patriots tight end, murderer

4th round draft pick in 2010, being the 113th pick overall. Most NFL General Managers considered him a problem waiting to happen, or he would have been picked much sooner. Hernandez was fired by the Patriots immediately after his arrest for murder, without waiting for Roger Goodell to suspend him for personal conduct violations. This move, intended to get him off the team roster as quickly as possible, cost the Patriots millions of dollars[1] -- they will likely file a civil lawsuit against him. He was convicted of one count of murder and sentenced to life in prison, while two other murder charges against him were still working their way through the courts at the time of his suicide in 2017.

[1] Hernandez said of owner Robert Kraft, now much more interesting in retrospect: "He didn't need to give me the amount that he gave me, and knowing that he thinks I deserve that, he trusts me to make the right decisions, it means a lot. It means he trusts my character, and the person I am, which means a lot... I have a lot more to give back, and all I can do is play my heart out for them, make the right decisions, and live life as a Patriot."

Father: Dennis Hernandez (d. 2006 complications of surgery)
Mother: Terri
Girlfriend: Shayanna Jenkins (one daughter)
Daughter: Avielle Janelle (b. 2012)

    High School: Bristol Central High School, Bristol, CT
    University: University of Florida (attended 2007-09)

    John Mackey Award 2009
    Battery Gainesville FL; arrested (28-Apr-2007), charges dropped
    Murder of Odin Lloyd; charged (26-Jun-2013); convicted (15-Apr-2015)
    Murder of Daniel de Abreu; Boston MA, indicted (15-May-2014)
    Murder of Safrio Furtado; Boston MA, indicted (15-May-2014)
    Assault Boston MA; indicted (15-May-2014)
    Attempted Murder Boston MA; indicted (15-May-2014)
    Witness Tampering (witness intimidation) Rivera Beach FL; indicted (11-May-2015)
    Risk Factors: Marijuana

    New England Patriots TE (2010-12)

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