Aaron Hernandez emotional, yet hopeful, after arrest
BOSTON (AP) — The late New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez expected to be released from jail and resume his football career shortly after his arrest on a murder charge, according to newly released jailhouse telephone calls.
Hernandez, convicted of one killing and acquitted of two others, took his own life in prison in April 2017.
The Boston Globe reported that the Bristol County sheriff this week released more than 900 phone conversations Hernandez had with family and friends.
In the calls, he angrily responds to rumors of being gay and denies using angel dust.
He also shows disdain for Patriots coach Bill Belichick for not supporting him after he was charged.
Hernandez’s mother, Terri Hernandez, told the newspaper via email in a rare public comment that her son changed dramatically and directed a lot of his anger toward her.
He was posthumously diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease.