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Aaron Josef Hernandez was a very popular American football player in the National Football League (NFL). He was a tight end player and remarkable for New England Patriots. However, we all know how his career abruptly ended in 2013 when he was accused and convicted for the murder of Odin Lloyd. Let us check Aaron Hernandez Bio Wiki Age Net Worth Cause of Death Facts.
Aaron Hernandez Biography
Aaron Hernandez was born in Bristol, Connecticut on November 6, 1989. His father’s name is Dennis Hernandez and his mother’s name is Terri Valentine Hernandez. Aaron along with his brother Dennis Jonathan Jr was raised in a violent environment. His father was abusive and beat both the boys when they were young. Also, Aaron was molested sexually as a child.
Aaron Hernandez Career
Aaron had become a star tight end at the University of Florida. At Bristol Central High School, he played for his school football team. Hernandez started his career as a wide receiver and later became a tight end and also played in the defensive end. In January 2010, Aaron decided to enter the NFL Draft. Although he attended NFL Scouting, he was unable to perform the physical drills and backed off. Later in March 2010, he participated and performed drills in Florida. He had a successful career till 2013 when he was accused of Odin Lloyd’s murder.
Aaron Hernandez Murder Case and Death Cause
Aaron Hernandez killed his friend and a semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd on June 17, 2013. After 9 days of this murder, Aaron was accused and arrested for the murder. Later he was given a death sentence without permission for parole. The reasons for Aaron killing Odin was unknown, but it is said that there were trust issues between them. One noticeable thing about this murder was, Odin was then dating Shaneah Jenkins who is the sister of Aaron’s Fiancée Shayanna Jenkins.
Later Aaron committed suicide in the prison on April 19, 2017. He was found hanging in his cell at 3.05 am on April 19, 2017. Later, his body was sent to the forensic department, where his brain was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). It is a degenerative brain disease that is often seen in football players who sustain repeated blows to head. Aaron was just 27 years old when he took his own life.
Aaron Hernandez Personal Life
Aaron Hernandez dated Shayanna Jenkins for many years. Although they were not married they have a beautiful daughter who shares a birthday with her father Aaron. However, Shayanna was blessed with another baby girl just after 1 year of Aaron’s death.
Aaron Hernandez Net Worth
At the time of death, Aaron’s net worth was noted as $50,000.