Aaron Hernandez is omnipresent in the news right now for the alleged execution-style murder of Odin Lloyd. However, this is far from Hernandez’s first alleged violent encounter. The 23-year-old former star tight end has a public record that goes back over six years. His juvenile record is sealed, so we may never know how far back this trend extends.
Here are all of the known violent encounters in which Hernandez has either been suspected, linked, or charged — in chronological order:
Fall 2007: Brawl at Florida University
After just arriving at University of Florida where the 17-year-old Hernandez studied sociology and played tight end, he was arrested after a fight. According to Orlando Sentinel sports reporter Mike Bianchi, the young Hernandez was arrested for getting into a fight in front of a “local campus hangout known as The Swamp. Hernandez received a deferred prosecution.”
Fall 2007: Questioned about Shooting in Florida
In May 2013, Hernandez was involved in an altercation outside of Viva, a nightclub on the east side of Providence, Rhode Island. After 2 a.m. a Jets fan reportedly followed and taunted Hernandez for many blocks, at which point the two became engaged in an altercation.
June 2013: The Murder of Odin Lloyd
Earlier this month, Odin Lloyd, Hernandez, and two other friends left a bar at around 2:30 a.m. It was the last time Lloyd would be seen alive. Now, Hernandez has been arrested for the murder and is imprisoned without bail while he waits for his trial.
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