The Truth About Aaron: My Journey To Understand My Brother

The Truth About Aaron: My Journey To Understand My Brother

Synopsis

The unvarnished true story of the tragic life and death of Aaron Hernandez, the college All-American and New England Patriots star convicted of murder, told by one of the few people who knew him best, his brother.

To football fans, Aaron Hernandez was a superstar in the making. A standout at the University of Florida, he helped the Gators win the national title in 2008. Drafted by the New England Patriots, in his second full season with the team he and fellow Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski set records for touchdowns and yardage, and with Tom Brady, led New England to Super Bowl XLVI in 2012. But Aaron’s NFL career ended as quickly as it began. On June 26, 2013, he was arrested at his North Attleboro home, charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, and released by the Patriots. Convicted of first-degree murder, Aaron was sentenced to life in prison without parole. On May 15, 2014, while on trial for Lloyd's murder, Aaron was indicted for two more murders. Five days after being acquitted for those double murders, he committed suicide in his jail cell. Aaron Hernandez was twenty-seven years old.

In this clear-eyed, emotionally devastating biography—a family memoir combining football and true crime—Jonathan (formerly known by his nickname DJ) Hernandez speaks out fully for the first time about the brother he knew. Jonathan draws on his own recollections as well as thousands of pages of prison letters and other sources to give us a full portrait of a star athlete and troubled young man who would become a murderer, and the darkness that consumed him. Jonathan does not portray Aaron as a victim; he does not lay the blame for his crimes on his illness. He speaks openly about Aaron’s talent, his sexuality, his crimes and incarceration, and the CTE that ravaged him—scientists found that upon his death, Aaron had the brain of a sixty-seven-year old suffering from the same condition. Filled with headline-making revelations, The Truth About Aaron is a shocking and moving account of promise, tragedy, and loss—of one man’s descent into rage and violence, as told by the person who knew him more closely than anyone else.

Chapters

  • chapter 01
    Duration: 17s
  • chapter 02
    Duration: 06min
  • chapter 03
    Duration: 04min
  • chapter 04
    Duration: 11min
  • chapter 05
    Duration: 03min
  • chapter 06
    Duration: 19min
  • chapter 07
    Duration: 03min
  • chapter 08
    Duration: 15min
  • chapter 09
    Duration: 09min
  • chapter 10
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 11
    Duration: 15min
  • chapter 12
    Duration: 04min
  • chapter 13
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 14
    Duration: 03min
  • chapter 15
    Duration: 10min
  • chapter 16
    Duration: 06min
  • chapter 17
    Duration: 06min
  • chapter 18
    Duration: 07min
  • chapter 19
    Duration: 04min
  • chapter 20
    Duration: 06min
  • chapter 21
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 22
    Duration: 07min
  • chapter 23
    Duration: 03min
  • chapter 24
    Duration: 07min
  • chapter 25
    Duration: 10min
  • chapter 26
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 27
    Duration: 06min
  • chapter 28
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 29
    Duration: 07min
  • chapter 30
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 31
    Duration: 06min
  • chapter 32
    Duration: 06min
  • chapter 33
    Duration: 11min
  • chapter 34
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 35
    Duration: 04min
  • chapter 36
    Duration: 04min
  • chapter 37
    Duration: 06min
  • chapter 38
    Duration: 02min
  • chapter 39
    Duration: 03min
  • chapter 40
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 41
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 42
    Duration: 02min
  • chapter 43
    Duration: 13min
  • chapter 44
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 45
    Duration: 02min
  • chapter 46
    Duration: 32s

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