Aaron Hernandez RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Aaron Hernandez Allegedly Leaving Most of His NFL Money to His HS Gay Male Lover

    Black Sports Online "It is very odd that all this information about Aaron Hernandez being gay leaked just days after his death by alleged suicide. It seems like something that would have been reported during both his trials, but there was never a peep about it. Even when Hernandez’s sexuality is now being used..." April 22

  • The Aaron Hernandez smear campaign apparently has begun

    Pro Football Talk "On the heels of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez committing suicide and at the outset of an effort by his family and lawyers to ask tough and pointed questions about it, someone in law enforcement has decided to begin leaking inflammatory allegations about Hernandez. And multiple media..." April 22

  • Judge orders preservation of evidence related to Aaron Hernandez’s death

    Pro Football Talk "A medical examiner ruled on Thursday that former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez committed suicide on Wednesday. On Friday, a judge ordered authorities to preserve various forms of evidence related to Hernandez’s death. Via the Associated Press, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez (who was not..." April 22

  • Lawyer: Mother of Aaron Hernandez's murder victim asks Patriots for $6 million

    CBS Sports "The mother of Odin Lloyd, who was murdered by former NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez, is asking the New England Patriots for $6 million, according to the Associated Press. Lloyd's mother, Ursula Ward, is represented by Doug Sheff in a wrongful death suit. And on Friday, two days after Hernandez..." April 22

  • New Report Explains Aaron Hernandez Killed Odin Lloyd Because Lloyd Knew Aaron’s Gay Lovers

    Black Sports Online "It is odd all these theories about Aaron Hernandez’s personal life have come to light after he was found hanging in his cell. It almost seems coordinated. Here is the latest via Daily News. The motive for Lloyd’s “execution” death near the New England tight end’s mansion has always..." April 21

  • Aaron Hernandez Family Pissed 'Why Didn't We Know About Suicide Notes?!'

    TMZ "Aaron Hernandez's family did not know the ex-NFL star left suicide notes for them until it was reported in the media ... and they're furious about it. Attorney George Leontire went off in front of a judge about how officials have left the family in the dark about the circumstances surrounding..." April 21

  • Aaron Hernandez left behind a note for his gay prison lover

    New York Daily News "One of the three handwritten notes Aaron Hernandez left behind before hanging himself in his single cell was reportedly for his gay prison lover. Although the existence of the notes was made public by prison officials Thursday, the Daily Mail is citing a "source close to the investigation"..." April 21

  • Patriots might owe Hernandez's family $3.5M

    New York Daily News "Following the suicide of Aaron Hernandez, the New England Patriots might now owe the former tight end’s family millions of dollars. The Patriots could be contractually obligated to pay Hernandez’s estate $3.5 million as part of a salary bonus that was never given to him because of his murder..." April 21

  • Aaron Hernandez Fiancee Sues Over Prison Suicide Evidence

    TMZ "Aaron Hernandez's fiancee is concerned evidence from the ex-NFL's star's death could be discarded ... so she's suing the Dept. of Corrections to make sure they preserve every single thing that could possibly prove he didn't kill himself. Shayanna Jenkins -- the mother of Aaron's 4-year-old..." April 21

  • Former Patriots Beat Writer Shares Chilling Story About Aaron Hernandez

    Complex "Aaron Hernandez's story caught a lot of people off guard when he first ran afoul of the law, and each passing day seems to bring a crazier story about the former tight end to light. When a talented person you worked alongside is living a double life, it's hard to process for colleagues and loved..." April 21

  • Prison Guard Being Investigated for Conveniently Missing a Bed Check Before Aaron Hernandez Alleged Suicide

    Black Sports Online "Aaron Hernandez was the most high-profile inmate they had at the prison, just seems odd that no one would have noticed what he was up to. If you believe investigators he was writing messages in blood, left three notes, barricade his cell and then hung himself, but no one saw a thing until it..." April 21

  • Aaron Hernandez planned suicide “for weeks”

    Daily Mail "Three handwritten notes were discovered in the cell were Aaron Hernandez hanged himself, leading investigators to officially declare his death a suicide. The notes were discovered next to a Bible opened to John 3:16, the same verse that Hernandez had written across his forehead in marker...." April 21

  • Aaron Hernandez's Death Officially Ruled Suicide

    Bleacher Report "The death of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has officially been ruled a suicide. Per the Boston Globe, the Massachusetts state medical examiner ruled Hernandez took his own life after he was discovered hanging from a bed cloth in his prison cell on Wednesday. Per..." April 20

  • Aaron Hernandez’s family donating brain to science for CTE study

    Yardbarker "According to Boston Herald’s legal columnist Bob McGovern, the family of the late Aaron Hernandez will be donating his brain to science for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy study. “CTE” according to the Brain Injury Research Institute “is a progressive degenerative disease which afflicts..." April 20

  • Will Patriots, NFL owe Aaron Hernandez money due to death?

    Larry Brown Sports "Whether he was aware of it or not, Aaron Hernandez may have greatly improved his family’s financial situation by committing suicide. In fact, now that the former NFL star is dead, it’s possible that both the league and the New England Patriots could owe the Hernandez family money. In an..." April 20

  • Aaron Hernandez: How he spent his four years in prison since murder conviction

    USA Today "Aaron Hernandez fought, got emblazoned with tattoos, and flirted/feuded with pen pals before his nearly four years of incarceration came to a violent end on Wednesday. Hernandez had been in custody since June 2013 when he was arrested and, ultimately, convicted in the death of one-time friend..." April 20

  • Aaron Hernandez Reportedly Had Bible Verse Written On Forehead in Blood

    TMZ "Aaron Hernandez was found in his cell with a Bible verse written on his forehead in blood ... this according to local reports. When officials at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Massachusetts responded to Aaron's cell Wednesday morning, the verse John 3:16 was scribbled above his..." April 20

  • Odin Lloyd's Mom Moving Forward With Aaron Hernandez Lawsuit

    TMZ "Odin Lloyd's mom is going forward with her wrongful death lawsuit against Aaron Hernandez ... even though her case may have just gotten much more difficult. As we previously reported, Aaron's death complicates things because his conviction in Lloyd's 2013 murder will essentially be wiped out..." April 19

  • Aaron Hernandez had gang ties in prison?

    Larry Brown Sports "There are many questions surrounding the unexpected death of Aaron Hernandez, and most of them will likely go unanswered. One of those questions involves whether or not Hernandez was affiliated with a gang while in prison, and it’s one that has come up many times since he was taken into custody..." April 19

  • Aaron Hernandez leaves us with one final 'Why?'

    ESPN "The text message came in early, around 6:30 a.m. ET, and upon hearing the news that Aaron Hernandez had apparently hanged himself in his prison cell, I immediately thought of his 4-year-old daughter, Avielle. She was right there in Courtroom 906 while her dad was being tried for the murder of two..." April 19

  • Aaron Hernandez suicide theory: He died innocent, protected his estate

    Larry Brown Sports "By committing suicide inside his prison cell early Wednesday morning, Aaron Hernandez died an innocent man. At least, that is how the state of Massachusetts will view it. Martin W. Healy, chief legal counsel to the Massachusetts Bar Association, told Evan Allen of The Boston Globe about a..." April 19

  • Hernandez’s Lawyer Explains How He Believes Aaron Was Murdered in Jail & Didn’t Commit Suicide

    Black Sports Online "The news of Aaron Hernandez allegedly committing suicide is the topic of discussion for today. However, his lawyer Jose Baez is not buying it one bit. He believes that Hernandez was murdered. There are many things that have been going on but one thing’s for sure, we’ll never know what what..." April 19

  • Aaron Hernandez's prison suicide means he won't be a convicted murderer

    Sporting News "Two years ago, a Massachusetts jury found Aaron Hernandez guilty of first-degree murder for the killing of Odin Lloyd in 2013. His suicide Wednesday, however, complicates things as it relates to the letter of the law. As attorney Michael Coyne pointed out on Twitter, his death will likely..." April 19

  • Bill Belichick on Aaron Hernandez’s suicide: ‘Every piece of it, tragic’

    Sportsnaut "The football world woke up to some shocking and sobering news on Wednesday morning. Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, serving a life sentence after a murder conviction, committed suicide by hanging himself in a prison cell. As players, fans and others around the NFL world..." April 19

  • Aaron Hernandez’s agent, former teammate: No way ex-TE killed himself

    Larry Brown Sports "Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell on Wednesday morning, and two people who knew him well refuse to believe that the former NFL star took his own life. Hernandez’s agent, Brian Murphy, acknowledged that his former client had made mistakes but said there is “absolutely no chance”..." April 19

  • Ex-Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, 27, dead after being found hanged in jail cell

    USA Today "Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found hanged by a bed sheet in his jail cell early Wednesday, according to the Massachusetts Department of Corrections. Hernandez, 27, was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to a statement released by the DOC. The..." April 19

  • Patriots to visit White House amid Aaron Hernandez news

    USA Today "The New England Patriots had no comment on the death of former tight end Aaron Hernandez. "We are aware of the reports, but I don’t anticipate that we will be commenting today," Patriots spokesman Stacey James said Wednesday. That could change later Wednesday when members of the Patriots..." April 19

  • Aaron Hernandez still facing 4-5 years for gun conviction

    Pro Football Talk "As lawyer Jose Baez, fresh from winning an acquittal of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in a double-murder case, now hopes to overturn Hernandez’s prior murder conviction, with the goal of ultimately making Hernandez a free man. A separate aspect of Friday’s outcome complicates that..." April 16

  • Aaron Hernandez Will Get Out of Prison .. Says Jose Baez

    TMZ "Aaron Hernandez will NOT spend the rest of his life behind bars ... so says his attorney, Jose Baez, who tells TMZ Sports he believes he can overturn the ex-NFL star's murder conviction. Baez represented Hernandez in his double murder case -- but he was NOT on the team when Aaron was convicted..." April 15

  • Hernandez's lawyer eyeing murder conviction appeal: 'Aaron's not a killer'

    TMZ "Aaron Hernandez's lawyer, Jose Baez, is adamant the ex-NFL star is "not a killer" -- and says the jury in his double murder case GOT IT RIGHT with the not guilty verdict. Baez says there was "an abundance" of reasonable doubt in the case -- and tells us he's very happy for Aaron and his family..." April 15

  • Aaron Hernandez NOT GUILTY In Double Murder Case

    TMZ "Aaron Hernandez has just been found NOT GUILTY of murdering two people in a 2012 drive-by shooting. The jury spent more than 35 hours over 6 days deliberating the case. Hernandez was only found guilty on one lesser charge -- illegal possession of a firearm. He was sentenced to serve..." April 14

  • Jury Asks Specific Question During Deliberations That Could Be Bad For Aaron Hernandez

    Black Sports Online "After more than six hours of deliberations, jurors in Boston were left questioning a few specifics in the double murder trial of Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez. Set to resume deliberations on Monday after no verdict was reached Friday. Jurors asked for clarity on the law of testimony of a witness..." April 09

  • Hernandez jury to begin deliberations on Friday

    Pro Football Talk "Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, already serving a life sentence for one murder, could find out soon whether he’s legally guilty of two others. Via the Associated Press, the jury in the double-murder trial against Hernandez will commence deliberations on Friday. The prosuection..." April 06

  • Aaron Hernandez's legal team begins presenting defense in double-murder trial

    USA Today "Lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez have begun presenting their defense in his double-murder trial. After prosecutors rested their case Monday, Hernandez’s lawyer called their first witness, a fan who had his photo taken with Hernandez the night prosecutors say Hernandez fatally shot..." April 03

  • Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee took his surname after Odin Lloyd killing

    WEEI Boston "Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee took the stand Thursday in his double murder trial. Perhaps the most surprising revelation from her testimony wasn’t anything she said, but rather what she now calls herself. Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez says she took on her childhood sweetheart’s surname in 2015, one..." March 30

  • Aaron Hernandez Tattooed Murder Confession On His Arm, Prosecutors Say

    NESN "Prosecutors in Aaron Hernandez’s double murder trial claim there’s a confession hiding in plain sight. Tattoo artist David Nelson took the stand Friday at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston after prosecutors claimed he unknowingly tattooed a confession to the 2012 murders of Daniel de Abreu and..." March 17

  • Jury Shown 104-Year-Old Gun Aaron Hernandez Allegedly Used in Double Murder

    Complex "On Monday afternoon, the judge in the Aaron Hernandez double murder trial announced that the trial would be suspended on Tuesday due to the winter weather that is currently having an impact on the East Coast. But before he made that announcement, the prosecution in the case showed the jury some..." March 14

  • Aaron Hernandez might use weed as defense in double murder trial

    New York Post "Aaron Hernandez’s game plan to beat one of two first-degree murder raps might include a marijuana Hail Mary. That’s according to Boston Herald legal columnist and reporter Bob McGovern, who notes that included in a list of potential witnesses are two unidentified experts whom attorneys for the..." February 23

  • Aaron Hernandez’s Jailhouse Calls to Mike Pouncey About Black People “Trying Him” in The Club

    Black Sports Online "Aaron Hernandez is on trial for a Boston double murder unrelated to the murder he has already been convicted of. Prosecutors are using his jailhouse calls to one of the Pouncey brothers as evidence. Officials say Hernandez feels the victims in the homicide case were “trying” him before he..." February 23

  • Juror links Aaron Hernandez to Deflategate, dismissed from murder trial

    Boston Globe "Three people were selected Friday to serve on the jury for the upcoming double murder trial of Aaron Hernandez, capping a bizarre day that included a Deflategate reference and some jurors possibly flouting a judge’s order barring any discussion of the case against the former New England Patriots..." February 18

  • Aaron Hernandez’s gun tattoos can be used against him

    Pro Football Talk "Already convicted of one murder occurring in June 2013, former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez faces charges of a double murder arising from a drive-by shooting in July 2012. And while the Constitution prevents Hernandez from being required to testify against himself, his body and and will be..." January 10

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