The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez

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Aaron Hernandez had everything to lose, and he has. He lost everything.

As recently as two years ago, Hernandez was a rising NFL star. A tight end who had won a national championship in college at Florida and a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots.

He was widely regarded as a top-tier football talent. He had a multi-million dollar NFL contract, a young fiancé–his high school sweetheart, no less–and a 2-year-old daughter. The world was in his hands, but the sure-handed receiver fumbled it and then demolished it.

On Wednesday a judge sentenced Hernandez, 25, to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the first degree murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in June 2013.

Less than a year before, Hernandez had signed a five year $40 million dollar contract with the NFL’s most elite team in August 2012. At the time it was the most lucrative contract in league history for a tight end.

The guaranteed $16 million payout was his reward for years of success on the field.

As a young man he played high school ball for Bristol Central High School in Connecticut, earning first team all-state honors, and breaking a state receiving record as a junior in 2005.

He was the pride of Bristol, now the mayor of that city is calling Hernandez as “disgusting.”

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SOURCE: Fox News Latino

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