8 Facts About Aaron Hernandez


Aaron Josef Hernandez is a former American football tight end and convicted murderer.

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada, and also known as gridiron, is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.

A murder is the unlawful killing of another human without justification or valid excuse, especially the unlawful killing of another human being with malice aforethought.

The tight end is a position in American football, Arena football, and formerly Canadian football, on the offense.

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Hernandez played college football for the University of Florida, where he was a member of a BCS National Championship team and was recognized as an All-American.

The BCS National Championship Game, or BCS National Championship, was a postseason college football bowl game, used to determine a national champion of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, first played in the 1998 college football season as one of four designated bowl games, and beginning in the 2006 season as a standalone event rotated among the host sites of the aforementioned bowls.

College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities.

The University of Florida is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university on a 2,000-acre campus in Gainesville, Florida.

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He was drafted by the New England Patriots as the 15th pick in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

The 2010 NFL Draft was the 75th annual meeting of National Football League franchises to select newly eligible football players.

The New England Patriots are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston region.


Hernandez was released by the Patriots in June 2013 immediately after his arrest for the murder of Odin Lloyd.

The murder of Odin Lloyd occurred on June 17, 2013, in North Attleborough, Massachusetts.


On August 22, 2013, Hernandez was indicted by a grand jury for the murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player, in June 2013.

A grand jury is a legal body that is empowered to conduct official proceedings to investigate potential criminal conduct and to determine whether criminal charges should be brought.


On April 15, 2015, he was found guilty of first-degree murder in the Lloyd case, and is serving a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center.

Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center is a maximum security prison in Lancaster, Massachusetts, U.S. It is operated by the Massachusetts Department of Correction.


On May 15, 2014, Hernandez was indicted for the 2012 double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.


On April 14, 2017, he was found not guilty for the double homicide, but still is serving a life sentence for the murder of Lloyd.

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