If you are an NFL fan from this decade, you probably know the name and story Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez was Tight End for three seasons with the New England Patriot sof the NFL. Him and Rob Gronkowski formed one of ths most formidible TE duos in recent memory.
In the offseason of 2013, Hernandez was charged for the murder of Odin Lloyd. Following the arrest he was immediately released by the Patriots. In 2015, Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and was sentenced to serve life in prison without parole. While on trial for the murder of Lloyd, Hernandez was indicted for the 2012 double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, but was acquitted in 2017. Five days after being acquitted, officers found Hernandez hanging by his bedsheets from his window in his cell. He left shampoo on his floor, the All Seeing Eye and the word Illuminati were written in blood on his walls, and a bible was open to John 3:16.
In september of 2017, the Boston University CTE Center released a statement saying that Hernandez’s brain was a classic case of the pathology, and was consistent with stage 3 or 4 CTE.... This was the worst case of CTE ever for a person of Hernandez’s age and it caused him to become aggressive, murderous, and eventually suicidal. Hernandez was 27. ——————————————
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This week is already bumming me out. So let’s talk about more sad stuff. I just finished Gladiator, the rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez. ⠀
However you slice it, this is a sad story. ⠀
Aaron Hernandez was a natural athlete that excelled in football from an early age. When he was 8 he played tackle football for the first time in a Pop Warner league. ⠀
Let’s get started with the hard stuff. Did he kill? Yes. Was the physical trauma to his brain a factor in his behavior and decision making throughout the years? Most definitely.⠀
As a result of his tremendous physical abilities, people gave him what he wanted and saved him from certain life situations that other people would benefit and grow from. He never experienced making mistakes, facing consequences, and learning from them. He was emotionally unprepared for college and the NFL which would ultimately be his demise. ⠀
Not that people didn’t try. There is audio of Tom Brady declining an invitation from friends so he could go basically follow Hernandez around to make sure he didn’t get in trouble. ⠀
I hope this podcast sheds light on the NFL and their treatment and recognition of head trauma and its consequences. ⠀
Great coverage by @wonderymedia but that last episode was hard to listen to. I had to tag out and come back later. So if you’re feeling like a good true crime story or a very sad life story then check this one out. Not for the faint at heart.⠀
It just sucks. He was really hot.
Check out this latest information regarding #tattoo ink found in the lymph nodes of deceased people. #illuminati 101 Everything that every one is doing is not good or in our best interest. 💯 Earlier in my #Aaronhernandez post I mentioned that I didn't feel like all this tattooing was of God, because the only Christian's that are tattooed are the ones who tattooed before #Christ . Researchers examined lymph nodes and skin samples from deceased donors, four with tattoos and two that never got inked, writes Ryan F. Mandelbaum at Gizmodo. They found stained lymph nodes in two of the subjects, one with blue ink and one with green. The nodes as well as the skin showed elevated levels of metals including aluminum, chromium, iron, nickel and copper. In one of the donors nodes, cadmium and mercury, both highly toxic, were detected. The research appears in the journal Scientific Reports. “When someone wants to get a tattoo, they are often very careful in choosing a parlor where they use sterile needles that haven’t been used previously,” Hiram Castillo-Michel, one of the study’s authors says in a press release. “No one checks the chemical composition of the colors, but our study shows that maybe they should.” To identify the nano-particles that made it into the lymph nodes, Castillo-Michel and other researchers at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble subjected the tissue to X-ray fluorescence analysis to identify the foreign particles in the nodes and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to see any biomolecular changes in the tissue surrounding the tattoo-stained molecules, reports AFP. When in doubt pray #2018#USA#hiphop#Hollywood#cnn of #instagram the # #besttattoo is no #tattoos#kanye#lecrae#meekmill#lilxan#postmalone
THE BOSTON GLOBE x GLADIATOR
x Gladiator // a series
x The story behind Aaron Hernandez. Learn about his upbringing, career, fame, and ultimate downfall. Beware: this series is addicting. A must listen.
Episode Five Teaser: From the Pats to the Pen. Available tomorrow! Check your podcast app of choice.
P.s. Yes, we are aware other football players have committed murder (cough OJ cough), but they’re irrelevant to this episode 💁🏻♀️