Aaron Hernandez was on top of the world. The young star from the University of Florida was fortunate to team up with Rob Gronkowski as the best tight end duo I n the NFL with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots.
But only months after signing a four-year $40 million extension, things took a dark turn when he was charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd. He was eventually convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
And now we’re learning that Aaron Hernandez called his Mom to say this one thing right before he committed suicide.
Netflix really has a knack for producing solid documentaries, especially in the True Crime genre.
“Making a Murderer” is obviously their best known, but other original gems are “Don’t F**k With Cats,” “The Keepers,” “Amanda Knox” and “Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist.”
As they say, sometimes life is stranger than fiction. All of the aforementioned documentaries are the epitome of that expression.
Over the holidays, Netflix released a documentary, “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez,” and if you aren’t too familiar with the circumstances surrounding his life and crimes, then you would likely be shocked to learn the details revealed.
Hernandez grew up in a middle-class nice community in Connecticut. But when his father passed away and his mother began dating his father’s best friend, Hernandez didn’t handle that situation well.
His dark character began right there and went to the University of Florida instead of the University of Connecticut, which he had planned on doing his whole childhood, much to his friends and families’ surprise.
He apparently adapted to prison life instantaneously, completely unaffected by the impending doom of spending his life behind bars. That’s a bizarre and shocking way to handle the situation.
But the biggest shock was learning that although Hernandez was engaged, he lived a secret life as a closeted homosexual. And just before he committed suicide, Hernandez revealed to his Mother that he was gay.
In an interview on Thursday, appearing on “The Dr. Oz Show,” Jonathan Hernandez, his brother, spoke about the moment when he revealed it to her.
Jonathan said, “He’s like, ‘Mom you’re going to die never knowing your son. Then all of a sudden they have this conversation and they’re both flooded with tears across from each other and here, the weight of what’s on my brother is being expressed, and for a mother to be looking at across from the scratched glass in the cell and seeing your son who you would never have anticipated him ever being in this situation.”
He also admitted that he was completely unaware of his brother’s sexuality.
Jonathan added, “That’s one of the questions and, you know, head-scratchers that they still have regarding really this entire case. For me to sit here and say it was this or that, I can’t say. All you can do is look at the evidence that was provided.”
Aaron’s fiancé at the time of his suicide, whom he also has a child with, claimed she was unaware of his sexuality and that she “would not have loved him differently.”
It was also revealed after he donated his brain to science that he had the worst case of CTE, the brain disease responsible for multiple concussions, that the doctors had ever seen. He was charged when he was only 22-years-old.
None of the aforementioned should make you feel any sympathy for a convicted murderer, but those are the facts.