From Stardom to Tragedy: The Story of Aaron Hernandez

Most 22 year-olds could only dream of being of being a multimillionaire by that age. For Aaron Hernandez, that was never enough. It is enough of a miracle that no one saw the downfall coming… violence, gangs, and guns seemed to be clear signs of what was coming soon in the future. As the young star at his high school in Connecticut, there were signs he was heading down the wrong path. He was rumored to be associated with the Bristol Bloods. There are photos of him holding up guns and gang signs while dressed completely in red. In 2010, the New England Patriots made their 2nd biggest mistake of the whole situation when they drafted him in the 4th round of the NFL Draft. The signs continued when in 2012 police responded to a call about domestic abuse and rushed to his beach house. No arrests were made but it was again a clear sign of what’s to come. The Patriots biggest mistake was handed this thug a 40 million dollar contract just two years after drafting him. Then it happened. In June of 2013, he was arrested for the murder of Odin Lloyd. Later in the day the Patriots cut him. Hernandez was convicted of the murder of Lloyd in 2015. He was acquitted in the double murders of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in early April of 2017. On April 19th 2017, Hernandez was found dead in his jail cell. He was hanging from a bed sheet from the window of his cell. He had the words “John 3:16” on his forehead in blood. Whether you believe the rumors that he was messed up in the head due to all the hits he took during football or you believe the homosexuality rumors. Either way in the end, he got what he deserved. He had everything set up brilliantly for him. He had his whole career ahead of him. He could’ve played out his 40 million dollar contract and retired if he wanted too. He could’ve sent his daughter through the best of the best high school and paid for her to go to whatever college she wanted. But he screwed up. He could never get away from the “street life”.  And in my eyes, this is just one less thug we have to pay for to be fed or housed in jail. But this truly is a story of stardom leading directly into tragedy.ap_17109381217262_wide-7a70d77a1914a289af466032dcea5e8ebc5cd387-s900-c85 Twitter: jackl6392


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