Aaron Hernandez Showed Swagger After Verdict

Aaron Hernandez Showed Swagger After Verdict
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Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez moved with swag as he left court after being sentenced to life in prison without possible parole. He was found guilty of first-degree murder and unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition.


Aaron Hernandez’ Swagger

According to an unnamed source from law enforcement, Hernandez moved with the same kind of swagger he is known for after being read his sentencing.

“They got it wrong. I didn’t do it,” Hernandez told his escorts, according to sources who have spoken with CNN.

“‘Hey man, I’m going to miss you guys. … I don’t need any luck any more,” Hernandez was quoted as saying.

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“He gave you the impression, ‘It’s kinda like no big deal. … It is what it is,” the source revealed.

Aaron Hernandez was just a man

“Aaron Hernandez may have been a well-known New England Patriots football player. However, in the end, the jury found that he was just a man who committed a brutal murder. The fact that he was a professional athlete meant nothing in the end. He is a citizen who was held accountable by the jury for his depraved conduct,” Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn was quoted as saying.

Quinn also noticed that Hernandez seemed to be unaware of the magnitude of the sentence given to him.

“I think when you’re taken away and they say, ‘life in prison without parole’ … there’s got to be some response. But I don’t know if he got it.”

Aaron Hernandez comes from family of athletes

The Hernandez family is known to be star athletes. His late father and his older brother were star players at Bristol Central High School, according to Boston.com. Both of them had remarkable careers at the University of Connecticut. Hernandez was the youngest in the family and was put in the pedestal as the greatest among the three men.

Hernandez was drafted by UConn when he was just a sophomore. During that time, he had said he was 95 percent sure of his decision. After a single season, Hernandez was awarded Connecticut’s Gatorade Player of the Year. Florida came calling thereafter.

By 2010, Hernandez was already selected by the Patriots, and he became the leagues’ asset to play against Rob Gronkowski. Hernandez was instrumental to the Patriots’ success during the 2012 Super Bowl and the AFC Championship in 2013.

Problem with the law

As early as 17 years old, he had already committed felonies. He once punched a bouncer at a bar. He was also linked to a late-night shooting in Gainesville club and was suspended for testing positive for marijuana. He was also pictured holding a Glock handgun during his final stint with Florida.

It has emerged that he was also being accused of two murder cases in Boston’s South End.

Also read: Hernandez Present During Odin’s Murder – Lawyer

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