An Aaron Hernandez update has Patriot's Nation talking. On Aug. 27, FOX Sports posted an article detailing some aspects of Hernandez's life that were previously unknown. Evidently the former NBA star had a lot of issues leading up to his arrest and many of them are surprising to hear -- like the fact that the Patriots almost cut him from the team before his supposed connection to the death of Odin Lloyd.
According to the report, Hernandez was using "Angel Dust." He became paranoid (hence the installation of the home security system that may have worked against him) and he carried a gun with him "wherever he went." He was missing practices and really acting out against the boundaries of his signed $40 million NFL contract.
The Aaron Hernandez update also included information about his parents -- who both have/had criminal records. Aaron's mom married a "violent drug dealer" whom she had an affair with before the death of Aaron's father, Dennis. Aaron was affected by his mother's affair, his father's death, and his step-father's "job" which may have led to his current circumstance.
Aaron had problems in college that likely stemmed from his upbringing. While he was previously a kid that got involved with the "wrong people," it seems clear now that his behavior was due to the problems that he faced at home. While people tried to help him -- like his college football coach (who allegedly helped Hernandez cover up failed drug tests and other incidents) -- Aaron couldn't get away from his troubled past.
This Aaron Hernandez update sheds some light on what was really going on inside the mind of a kid who seemingly had it all.
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