Hernandez in December 2011
|Aaron Josef Hernandez is a former American football tight end and convicted murderer. Hernandez was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.|
Hernandez signed a four-year contract on June 8, 2010. Hernandez started the 2010 season as the youngest player on any active roster in the NFL. On June 26, 2013, Hernandez was taken from his home in handcuffs and into police custody. The Patriots released Hernandez from the team about 90 minutes later, before officially knowing the charges against him. On August 22, 2013, Hernandez was indicted by a grand jury for the murder of Odin Lloyd. On May 15, 2014, Hernandez was indicted for the 2012 double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.
|Hernandez forfeited his 2015–18 salaries, totaling $19.3 million. The Patriots withheld $3.25 million of Hernandez's 2012 signing bonus.|
CytoSport and Puma canceled their endorsement deals with Hernandez within days of his arrest.
Full 'Bloods' tattoo Hernandez received in jail, which says 'LIFETIME LOYALTY'.
|Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to life without parole in Massachusetts' flagship maximum-security prison, one of the most high-tech jails in the United States: the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. It has a matrix of 366 cameras recording live 24 hours a day and a microwave detection perimeter.||The prison is just a few miles from Gillette Stadium, where he once played tight end for the New England Patriots under a five-year $40 million contract.|