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Aaron Hernandez

Facts About Aaron Hernandez

Celebrated NameAaron Hernandez
Age33 Years Old
Nick NameAaron Hernandez
Birth NameAaron Josef Hernandez
Birth Date1989-11-06
Profession Footballer
Birth NationUSA
Place Of BirthBristol, Connecticut
SchoolBristol High School
UniversityUniversity of Florida
Marital StatusEngaged
PartnerShyanna Jenkins
DaughterAvielle Janelle Jenkins-Hernandez
FatherDennis Hernandez
MotherTerri Valentine-Hernandez
BrothersDennis Jr.
Height6 feet 2 inches
Weight111 Kg
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Net Worth$500 Thousand
SalaryUnder Review
Source of WealthSports Industry
Sexual OrientationStraight
Death Date2017-04-19
Place Of DeathLeominister, Massachusetts
Cause Of DeathSuicide
LinksWikipedia, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

The National Football League (NFL) will continue to feel the vacuum created by the sad exit of tight end Aaron Hernandez who met his demise on April 19th, 2017. He was notable for his impeccable prowess on the pitch. Sad news of the demise of the American footballer broke that year after he committed suicide in his jail cell where he was sentenced for the murder of his friend, Odin Lloyd.

Where is Aaron Hernandez's Fiancee Shayanna Jenkins Now?

He was drafted in 2010 by the New England Patriots transformed the team alongside his fellow tight end teammate, Rob Gronkowski. Before his incarceration, he also made an appearance at Super Bowl in XLVI. Let's know more about him through this article.

What is Aaron Hernandez famous for?

  • An American Football tight end in NFL for the New England Patriots.
  • His impeccable prowess on the pitch.

Aaron Hernandez Fiancee

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Who is Aaron Hernandez Fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins?

Where is Aaron Hernandez born?

Recalling his early life, Aaron was born in Bristol, Connecticut, US. His father’s name is Dennis Hernandez who is of Puerto Rican descent and his mother’s name is Terri Valentine-Hernandez, of Italian descent. So, he was of Puerto Rican and Italian ethnicity. He was an American citizen. He had one sibling brother, Dennis Jr known as DJ. Their father died due to hernia complications when Aaron was 16.

Where Did Aaron Hernandez go for education?

Concerning his education details, Aaron was educated through Bristol High School and graduated from the University of Florida. From his early school life, he started his sporting career and went on established as a good player.

Aaron Hernandez daughter

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Where Is Aaron Hernandez's Daughter Avielle Janelle Hernandez Now?

When did Aaron Hernandez begin his football career?

  • Moving towards his career, Aaron was a Basketball player for Bristol Central High School coached by the University of Connecticut’s women’s coach Geno Auriemma. 
  • He was a star player after winning the 2006 Central Connecticut Conference Southern Division Championship where he received first-team All-State honors. 
  • After that his senior year was marred by his untimely death of his father due to a hernia complication.
  • By then from 2007, he established himself as a sturdy blocker and star tight end at the University of Florida. Tight end record of 111 catches across three collegiate seasons mentioned him at All-American for 2008 team that won the National Championship He also was named as a Consensus All-American the following year.
  • With 111 receptions for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns, he finished his college career and drafted himself to senior level and enter the 2010 NFL Draft. He was drafted by New England Patriots in the fourth round (113th overall). 
  • Then after he never looked back and went to combine with fellow tight end Rob Gronkowski and broke numerous record before a loss in Super Bowl XLVI to the New York Giants.
  • During the 2011 season, he achieved career-best 129 yards on nine receptions with a touchdown against the Denver Broncos and later led the Patriots to Super Bowl XLVI, losing to the New York Giants. He played 12 of 14 games during the season, starting 10 of them, but like last season, he missed two games due to knee injury.
  • He signed a five-year contract extension in the following season with the largest ever signing bonus given to an NFL tight end. While he missed several weeks for a high ankle sprain, he registered 8 receptions for 58 yards, including two touchdowns, during the Monday Night Football game against the Houston Texans on December 10.

What legal issues did Aaron Hernandez Face?

  • Aaron was involved in a bar fight at a restaurant in Gainesville, Florida, on April 28th, 2007, after refusing to pay for a couple of drinks he took. He reportedly punched the employee who escorted him out, rupturing his eardrum, but the case was settled out of court with a deferred prosecution agreement.
  • He again faced legal troubles after he was investigated for the double murder of immigrants Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Teixeira Furtado in Boston's South End on July 16th, 2012. He was indicted for the two murders based on the testimony of a drug dealer but was acquitted of most of the charges, including that of murders, on April 14th, 2017, days before his death.
  • In June 2013, he was accused of shooting Alexander S. Bradley, a friend, during an altercation back in February, which allegedly cost him his right eye. The lawsuit was settled in February 2016, but he was indicted on witness intimidation charges for the Boston double murders. He was acquitted of these charges later during his 2017 trial.
  • Following the murder of Odin Lloyd, one of his friends, on June 17th, 2013, in North Attleborough, Massachusetts, the police searched his house due to multiple suspicious activities, like destroying his home security system intentionally. 
  • Soon after, he was asked not to be near Gillette Stadium, as the Patriots' team management had decided to cut ties with him fearing his arrest.
  • On June 26th, 2013, he was arrested by the police and was released from the Patriots team soon after, before he was charged with first-degree murder and five more gun-related charges later that day. 
  • After being indicted by a grand jury on August 22nd, 2013, he pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder of Lloyd on September 6th, 2013 and was held at the Bristol County Jail.
  • On April 15th, 2015, he was found guilty of first-degree murder, as well as five firearms charges, which according to state laws, resulted in a life sentence without the possibility of parole. 
  • He was initially taken to the maximum-security facility, the Massachusetts Correctional Institution - Cedar Junction, but was later transferred to another maximum-security prison, the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, to serve his sentence.

How Did Aaron Hernandez die?

Aaron was found hanging by his bed-sheets from the window in his cell on April 19th, 2017, and was declared dead after being taken to UMass Memorial Hospital-Leominster. Three handwritten notes were recovered from a Bible opened to John 3:16, and drawings in blood were found on the walls of his cell.

After his death, his lawyers filed a motion at Massachusetts Superior Court to vacate his murder conviction, which was granted on May 9th, 2017. As he was in the process of appealing against his conviction, according to state laws, he technically died as an innocent man.

While the autopsy report declared his death as suicide, his family requested for the release of his brain for diagnosis at Boston University, which revealed that he had brain injuries consistent with chronic traumatic encephalopathy. 

Considering CTE is prevalent in footballers who suffer concussions repeatedly, his fiancée and daughter sued the Patriots and the NFL for causing his death and depriving his daughter of her father's companionship.

Was Aaron Hernandez married?

Reflecting on his personal life, Aaron was dating Shyanna Jenkins in 2007. After five years in a relationship, they engaged in November 2012 after the birth of their daughter, Avielle Janelle Jenkins-Hernandez in the same month. They were neighbors and had known other since their elementary school. She supported Hernandez during his charges of a murder case.

Was Aaron Hernandez gay?

Talks about Aaron's sexuality made the news after the death of the NFL player. Months after his death, reports from some sources said that Aaron struggled with his sexual orientation which could have been part of the cause of his suicidal end.

Reports emerged that an ex-girlfriend of the former NFL player, Alyssa Anderson, as well as an attorney revealed that he had gay relations when he was alive although he always denied it.

How much was Aaron Hernandez worth?

Being a football player, Aaron earns a decent amount of money and fame through his profession in the field of the sports industry. Based on some online reports, his estimated net worth said to be $50 thousand a the time of his death. However, his salary is yet to be disclosed.

How tall was Aaron Hernandez?

Before his death, Aaron stands a height of  6 feet 2 inches tall. He weighed around 111 Kg. Similarly, His eyes and hair both were blacks in color. Further, his other body information is yet to be disclosed. In the case of disclosed, we will let you know.

Trivias About Aaron Hernandez You Need To Know.

  • He was selected in the 4th round of the 2010 NFL draft by the New England Patriots (113th overall).
  • He was sentenced for life without the possibility of parole for the murder of Odin Lloyd.

Frequently Asked Questions About Aaron Hernandez.

Where was Aaron Hernandez born?

Aaron Hernandez was born in Bristol, Connecticut.

Who is the father of Aaron Hernandez?

The father of Aaron Hernandez is Dennis Hernandez.

Who is the mother of Aaron Hernandez?

The mother of Aaron Hernandez is Terri Valentine-Hernandez.

What is the color of Aaron Hernandez's eye?

Aaron Hernandez eye color is Black.

What is the color of Aaron Hernandez's hair?

Aaron Hernandez hair color is Black.

What is the net worth of Aaron Hernandez?

The net worth of Aaron Hernandez is $500 Thousand.

What is the salary of Aaron Hernandez?

The salary of Aaron Hernandez is Under Review.

Aaron Hernandez Biography

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Celebrated Name Aaron Hernandez
Age 33 Years Old
Nick Name Aaron Hernandez
Birth Name Aaron Josef Hernandez
Birth Date 1989-11-06
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
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Celebrated Name Aaron Hernandez
Age 33 Years Old
Nick Name Aaron Hernandez
Birth Name Aaron Josef Hernandez
Birth Date 1989-11-06
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Birth Nation USA
Place Of Birth Bristol, Connecticut
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Scorpio
School Bristol High School
University University of Florida
Marital Status Engaged
Partner Shyanna Jenkins
Children One
Daughter Avielle Janelle Jenkins-Hernandez
Father Dennis Hernandez
Mother Terri Valentine-Hernandez
Siblings One
Brothers Dennis Jr.
Height 6 feet 2 inches
Weight 111 Kg
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Net Worth $500 Thousand
Salary Under Review
Source of Wealth Sports Industry
Sexual Orientation Straight
Death Date 2017-04-19
Place Of Death Leominister, Massachusetts
Cause Of Death Suicide