Oxygen’s two part documentary, Aaron Hernandez Uncovered aired this weekend and featured interviews with some of his closest friends, ex-girlfriends, and his legal team. In the interviews the basically uniformly claim that the embattled late NFL star was struggling with emotional pain from his reportedly secret gay lifestyle which they believe could have led to his violence. Seems like they feel that Aaron Hernandez may have been trying very hard to keep his lifestyle a secret according to the Oxygen documentary.
His ex-girlfriend, Alyssa Anderson appears to substantiate the theory when she explains that she first learned about his relationship with a man when they attended the University of Florida. An openly gay member of his legal defense team, George Leontire talked about having had lengthy conversations with Aaron Hernandez about his sexuality. In the documentary he says, “This man clearly was gay,” he continued, “He acknowledged it. Acknowledged the immense pain that it caused him. I think that he also came out of a culture that was so negative about gay people that he exhibited some self-hatred.”
At his death, Aaron Hernandez was engaged to Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, and they have a daughter together. He was arrested and convicted for the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2015 and as he awaited another trial, he was found hung in his prison cell. Ultimately, based on the Oxygen documentary, its hard to know what to believe and more importantly, a dead man cannot defend himself against truth or falsehoods. So i’m sure we will be hearing more about this in the near future.