Aaron Hernandez RUMORS & NEWS

  • Aaron Hernandez led a ‘horrendous existence,’ lawyers in CTE lawsuit filed against the NFL say

    Boston Globe "Aaron Hernandez wallowed in a “horrendous existence” brought on by head trauma before he killed himself in prison, attorneys for his estate said in their refiled lawsuit against the National Football League. The stark phrase was used repeatedly in the 86-page civil complaint filed Monday in..." October 18

  • Aaron Hernandez lawsuit against NFL dropped, for now

    New York Times "The family of Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end who committed suicide in jail in April, has dropped its lawsuit against the National Football League, but left open the possibility of refiling it in a different court. Last month, lawyers for Hernandez’s family sued the..." October 15

  • NFL asserts Aaron Hernandez is not the victim, plans to fight lawsuit

    Sporting News "The NFL plans to contest the lawsuit filed against the league on behalf of Aaron Hernandez’s daughter and stressed Friday that any attempt to cast Hernandez as a victim is misguided. On Thursday, Boston University released the results of its postmortem examination of his donated brain that..." September 22

  • Bennet Omalu: ‘No question’ CTE is reason Aaron Hernandez committed suicide

    Larry Brown Sports "The doctor who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the brain disease better known as CTE, is convinced that the condition is what drove former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to take his own life. Hernandez’s fiancee Shayanna Jenkins filed a lawsuit against the Patriots..." September 22

  • Belichick on CTE following Hernandez news: 'I'm not a doctor'

    NBC Sports Boston "In wake of Aaron Hernandez’ estate filing a federal lawsuit against the NFL and the Patriots over the late tight end’s head trauma, Bill Belichick was expectedly mum when asked Friday about CTE. Hernandez, who died in prison of an apparent suicide in April shortly after being acquitted of a..." September 22

  • Aaron Hernandez’s Lawyers Sue NFL, Pats Over ‘Severe Case’ Of CTE

    CBS Boston "Aaron Hernandez’s lawyers have filed a federal lawsuit against the NFL and the New England Patriots after tests on the former player brain revealed a “severe case” of brain trauma. Attorney Jose Baez announced Thursday afternoon that tests performed on Aaron Hernandez’s brain following his..." September 21

  • Lawyers urge Patriots to pay in Aaron Hernandez lawsuit

    Sporting News "Aaron Hernandez was acquitted this spring in the drive-by killing of two men, but attorneys on Tuesday urged the Patriots to compensate the men's families, who have filed a wrongful death suit against the late Patriots star's estate, the Boston Globe reported. “We would welcome the Patriots..." July 12

  • Aaron Hernandez case takes another twist after prosecution files appeal

    CBS Sports "The Aaron Hernandez murder conviction that was overturned following his suicide in April could get overturned again if prosecutors get their way. Before his death, Hernandez was in jail because he was serving a life sentence after being found guilty for the June 2013 shooting death of Odin..." June 24

  • Aaron Hernandez was reportedly miserable in prison: 'He was an easy target'

    Sporting News "Aaron Hernandez's time in prison was not the cake walk he expected. Despite alleged claims that he would "run this place," Hernandez reportedly was "miserable" as he served a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel described Hernadez's prison life on 98.5..." May 26

  • Aaron Hernandez ate 20 honey buns one night in jail before guards realized it

    CBS Sports "Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell last month after hanging himself with a bedsheet. He was 27 years old and serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd. Four years earlier, Hernandez was a member of the New England Patriots and had recently signed a $40 million contract..." May 25

  • Rob Gronkowski Stars in a New Music Video and It Is Peak Gronk

    Vice Sports "New England Patriots tight end Robert "Gronk" Gronkowski is no stranger to working in front of the camera. He's been on TV's Entourage, appeared in a budget film called You Can't Have It, and now he's appearing in a music video for "On My Mind ft. Yeah Boy," a track by something called 3LAU...." May 25

  • Aaron Hernandez requested new cellmates several times before suicide

    USA Today "Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez requested new cellmates in prison several times before he committed suicide, including a request to be with one cellmate he described as “my heart,” according to letters he wrote to prison staff — first obtained by the Boston Globe and authenticated by..." May 22

  • Details on Aaron Hernandez Having Prison Guards Shook in Jail & Why Some Think That They Are Covering Up Murder

    Black Sports Online "Now that Aaron Hernandez is dead a lot of information is coming out about his time in jail. He can’t defend himself so you have to take it for what it’s worth and come to your own conclusion. Aaron Hernandez threatened to kill a guard and shoot his family and fought an inmate who spit in..." May 20

  • Aaron Hernandez fiancee opens up about his sexuality, mystery suicide note

    CBS Sports "Dr. Phil didn't hold anything back this week when he interviewed Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez. In her first interview since her fiancé, Aaron Hernandez, committed suicide in a Massachusetts prison, Dr. Phil attempted to get an explanation for several questions that have remained unanswered since..." May 17

  • Aaron Hernandez’s Fiancee Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez Explains How Suicide Note Could Have Been Forged

    Black Sports Online "Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez isn’t convinced that Aaron Hernandez committed suicide and frankly neither are a lot of people. She questions some things about the suicide note she received. Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, who has said she does not believe the ex-NFL star committed suicide in his..." May 17

  • Shayanna Jenkins addresses reports about Aaron Hernandez being gay

    Larry Brown Sports "Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, the fiancee of the late Aaron Hernandez, says there is no truth to the rumors about Hernandez being gay. Jenkins-Hernandez, who took Aaron’s last name after he was convicted of murdering Odin Lloyd, opened up in a lengthy interview with “Dr. Phil” that aired this..." May 16

  • Shayanna Jenkins does not believe Aaron Hernandez killed himself

    Larry Brown Sports "Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, the fiancee of Aaron Hernandez, is still not convinced that the former NFL star took his own life in prison last month. In an interview with “Dr. Phil” that is set to air in full next week, Jenkins-Hernandez told host Phil McGraw that she has no reason to believe..." May 12

  • Willie McGinest 'Robert Kraft Will Pay Out Aaron Hernandez Contract'

    TMZ "Now that Aaron Hernandez is no longer a convicted murderer, Robert Kraft WILL fork over a check for the $6 million he reportedly owes the ex-NFL star ... so says Willie McGinest. As we previously reported, Aaron's legal team has been in contact with NFL agents to determine if the New England..." May 12

  • Aaron Hernandez's Fiancee Says Former TE Thought He'd Be Freed

    Bleacher Report "Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez said her fiance, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, believed he was going to be freed from prison. Per the Associated Press, Jenkins-Hernandez said during an upcoming appearance on Dr. Phil that Hernandez said "daddy's going to be home ... I can't..." May 12

  • Hernandez's fiancee thought suicide was a 'hoax'

    Yardbarker "Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, the fiancee of Aaron Hernandez, was completely blindsided to learn that the former NFL star took his own life last month. In a two-part interview with “Dr. Phil” that is set to air next week, host Phil McGraw spoke with Jenkins-Hernandez about Aaron’s seemingly..." May 10

  • Aaron Hernandez's first days in prison trouble-filled as he vowed to 'run this place'

    USA Today "Aaron Hernandez fought, served as a lookout, received a neck tattoo and stole an inmate’s calling card shortly after his arrival in the maximum security Massachusetts prison in April 2015. The disciplinary records obtained by USA TODAY Sports from the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, the..." May 10

  • Aaron Hernandez ruling may let family press Patriots for millions

    Boston Herald "With Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction now erased, it could open the door for his attorneys to go after the Patriots for the unpaid portions of the $39.8 million contract Hernandez signed in August 2012. Hernandez’s attorney, Jose Baez, told TMZ yesterday his legal team was in talks with the..." May 10

  • Lawyer asks judge to throw out conviction of Aaron Hernandez

    ESPN "A lawyer for Aaron Hernandez has asked a judge to erase the former NFL player's conviction in a 2013 murder. The former New England Patriots tight end hanged himself in his prison cell last month while serving a life sentence in the killing of semi-professional football player Odin..." May 09

  • Aaron Hernandez has conviction for murder of Odin Lloyd erased

    Larry Brown Sports "Aaron Hernandez is officially an innocent man, at least in the eyes of the state of Massachusetts. On Tuesday, a judge ruled that Hernandez’s 2015 conviction for the murder of Odin Lloyd has been erased. Many legal experts knew this was coming after Hernandez committed suicide in his jail..." May 09

  • Aaron Hernandez talked about NFL return after acquittal?

    Larry Brown Sports "Aaron Hernandez still dreamed of an NFL return, according to a source who claimed to be a close friend. In a release by the Department of Corrections, Hernandez spoke of “the NFL and going back to play even if it wasn’t with the Pats” after he was acquitted of two murder charges, according to a..." May 06

  • Aaron Hernandez Suicide Note to Fiancee Released 'You're Rich'

    TMZ "TMZ Sports has obtained the suicide note Aaron Hernandez wrote to his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez -- in which he tells her she will be RICH after he kills himself. It's not hard to connect the dots. In Massachusetts, when someone dies after being convicted of a crime, they are only..." May 05

  • Aaron Hernandez Prison Nicknames Revealed 'Boom, Rokk Boy, Big Nose,' Etc.

    TMZ "Aaron Hernandez went by a slew of nicknames during his time behind bars -- including "AA," "Chico," and "Big Nose" ... this according to official prison documents obtained by TMZ Sports. Among the nicknames ... -- Boom -- Rokk Boy -- Double A -- AA -- Big Nose -- Chico..." May 05

  • Jose Baez reiterates vow to investigate Aaron Hernandez’s death

    Pro Football Talk "The Massachusetts State Police have issued the formal report confirming the prior finding that former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in prison last month. Many of the details previously had been reported. The report rules out, based on a toxicology study, synthetic..." May 05

  • Why Aaron Hernandez Alleged Murder Car Pulled From eBay Auction

    Black Sports Online "The car that authorities had alleged Aaron Hernandez used to pull off a double murder back in 2012 has been pulled from eBay. The 2006 Toyota 4Runner had fetched bids in excess of $100,000 before the seller says eBay took the auction down without explanation. According to the listing, Fox..." May 03

  • Prosecutors ask judge to not overturn Aaron Hernandez murder conviction

    Larry Brown Sports "Aaron Hernandez may be eligible to have his murder conviction overturned because of an outdated legal principle in Massachusetts, but prosectors are asking a judge to prevent that from happening. Massachusetts district attorney Thomas Quinn filed a motion on Monday arguing that overturning..." May 01

  • Report: Aaron Hernandez did not have drugs in system at time of death, wrote ‘illuminati’ on wall of jail cell

    WEEI Boston "More than a week after Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in his jail cell, more information is coming out on the circumstances surrounding the death. WCVB in Boston is reporting a number of details that have not been reported yet. — Tests show there was no trace of “K2” or synthetic..." April 30

  • Aaron Hernandez: 3rd Note Was for Attorney ... Not Gay Lover

    TMZ "The three notes recovered in Aaron Hernandez's prison cell were written to his fiancee, his daughter and his attorney, Jose Baez ... NOT a supposed gay lover, sources tell TMZ Sports. The contents of the letters are being kept under wraps for now -- but sources familiar with the investigation..." April 27

  • How Did Aaron Hernandez Get Synthetic Weed in Jail & Could It Have Impacted His Suicide?

    Black Sports Online "Newsweek is reporting that an autopsy conducted on the body of ex Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez, tested positive for K2, a synthetic form of marijuana. Hernandez was found dead in his cell on April 19th after hanging himself. During an investigation inmates at the correctional facility advised..." April 26

  • Aaron Hernandez Lawyers File Motion to Dismiss Murder Conviction

    Bleacher Report "Aaron Hernandez's lawyers filed a motion to have his murder conviction dismissed Tuesday. According to the Associated Press (h/t TheScore.com), Massachusetts law dictates that a conviction can be dismissed if a defendant dies prior to the completion of their appeal process. Hernandez died..." April 25

  • Aaron Hernandez Prison Cell Letters NOT for Gay Lover ... Attorney Insists

    TMZ "Letters were found inside Aaron Hernandez's cell when his body was found, but none of them were written to a gay lover. Hernandez's lawyer, Jose Baez, tells TMZ Sports, "Rumors of letters to a gay lover, in or out of prison, are false. These are malicious leaks used to tarnish somebody who is..." April 25

  • Aaron Hernandez's fiancee seeking release of notes left in cell

    ESPN "Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, who was engaged to Aaron Hernandez and is the mother of his daughter, is asking a Massachusetts judge to release copies of the three notes the former NFL tight end left in his cell last week before he killed himself. Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence,..." April 24

  • Aaron Hernandez’s Legal Troubles Won’t End With His Death, Expert Explains

    Complex "Aaron Hernandez, the infamous former New England Patriot, was found dead in his one-inmate jail cell early in the morning of April 19. Ruled a suicide, it was confounding at best, particularly because Hernandez had just been acquitted on double murder charges and was appealing the 2015 murder..." April 24

  • Aaron Hernandez’s alleged prison lover is a convicted bank robber

    New York Post "Aaron Hernandez’s behind-bars lover is a convicted bank robber who received a $50,000 watch from the late football star before his suicide, according to a bombshell report Monday. Kyle Kennedy, 22, was the last person to see the disgraced New England Patriots star alive last week, the Daily..." April 24

  • Aaron Hernandez's Family Will Hold a Private Ceremony in Connecticut

    Complex "Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will be put to rest in a private ceremony on Monday, his family announced over the weekend. Reports regarding the service come after Hernandez was moved to the O'Brien Funeral Home in his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut on Saturday. Hernandez's death..." April 23

  • Millions still in dispute between Patriots, Aaron Hernandez

    Pro Football Talk "The death of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez concludes all criminal cases against him. The various cases arising from his NFL contract eventually will resume. Per multiple sources, the NFL and NFL Players Association previously agreed to put any grievances on hold until all criminal..." April 22