Aaron Hernandez’s alleged accomplice linked to Connecticut gang
Aaron Hernandez -- The Signs of a Gang Member http://t.co/cKJjLohMgI pic.twitter.com/t4Kdl2127y — TMZ (@TMZ) June 27, 2013From the Facebook group DooWop, these pictures can be seen: In one of the photos, Ortiz is shown making the same hand signal. In another photo, Ortiz is showing wearing a custom New York Yankees hat with the words “DOO WOP” stitched in. How did Ortiz and Hernandez meet? It’s not known, but Ortiz is friends on Facebook with Aaron’s older brother D.J., who is currently an assistant coach at the University of Iowa. It should be noted that Hernandez and Ortiz didn’t go to the same high school. Hernandez attended Bristol Central High School (Bristol), while Ortiz attended New Britain High School (New Britain, Conn.). Although Hernandez is associated with people who may be involved in a gang, it doesn’t necessarily mean, of course, that he was aligned with the group. Hernandez has denied any allegations that he was affiliated with gangs, according to Bristol County (Mass.) Sheriff Thomas Hodgson. Since his arrest, Hernandez has undergone an assessment done by Dartmouth County’s Gang Intelligence Unit, which inspected his tattoos. A request to the Bristol Police Department to answer questions about Hernandez was not immediately returned. In 2010, when Hernandez was entering the NFL many teams avoided the tight end because of problems in his past. Whether Hernandez has any affiliation to any gangs is still being investigated. Questions? Comments? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we might respond in our weekly mailbag!