...Really? Seriously? Are you friggin' kidding me?

Patrons of the Bar...I'm just now learning about these people and this story thanks to Tea & Breakfast.


This is 25-year-old Aaron Hernandez, former tight end for the New England Patriots.  As some of you already know, he's been handed a life sentence without parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.


This is Shayanna Jenkins, his fiancee and mother of his 3-year-old daughter.  She and Hernandez have been together since 2007.  The deceased was dating her sister Shanea.  Ms. Jenkins's been indicted on perjury.


This, if you zero in (or click to enlarge), is the fat rock Hernandez put on Jenkins's finger.


This is the house Hernandez bought his family the month his daughter was born.  And per Wikipedia, this is what the family is losing for getting mixed up in all this murder bullshit:
Hernandez's arrest and subsequent termination led to financial and other consequences (a huge understatement, by the way) for both Hernandez and the New England Patriots.

For Hernandez

Hernandez's release meant he automatically forfeited his 2015–18 salaries, totaling $19.3 million, which were not guaranteed. The Boston Globe reported that the Patriots voided all remaining guarantees, including his 2013 and 2014 salaries, on the grounds that those guarantees were for skill, injury, or salary cap room, and did not include being cut for "conduct detrimental to the best interests of professional football". Furthermore, the Patriots will attempt to withhold $3.25 million of Hernandez's 2012 signing bonus that was due to be paid in 2014, and to recoup the signing bonus they have already paid.[60]

Since Hernandez had not completed his fourth season in the league, he was subject to waivers, but went unclaimed. After Hernandez cleared waivers, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced that, while charges against Hernandez are pending, the NFL will not approve any contract signed by Hernandez until Goodell holds a hearing to determine if Hernandez should face suspension "or other action".[61]

CytoSport and Puma canceled their endorsement deals with Hernandez; Puma canceled its deal after Hernandez's arrest, while CytoSport canceled its deal a few days prior.[62][63][64]

EA Sports announced that Hernandez's likeness would be dropped from its NCAA Football 14 and Madden NFL 25 video games.[65]

A prize-winning photo of Hernandez from his rookie season at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, was removed after visitor complaints.[66]

Panini America, a sports memorabilia and trading card company, removed stickers of Hernandez from approximately 500,000 sticker books which had yet to be sent to collectors and replaced the stickers, as well as trading cards, with cards depicting Tim Tebow.[67]

The University of Florida has removed Hernandez's name and likeness from various locations at its football facilities.[68]
*hits the pause button* Brown people...we need to talk.

Comments

  1. I can never understand why these guys work their butts off to better their situations and that of their families then throw it away. He had the world at his feet, but like a lot of people didn't want to be a "sellout" so he stayed with a bad crowd.

    I feel bad the for the family of the victim and even his girlfriend/fiancee who put up with cheating and his other bad decisions. Now her and her child will pay for it the rest of their lives too. As for him. I could not care less. Its like Rae Carruth from years ago who killed his pregnant girlfriend because she wouldn't abort. One stupid decision messed up a lot of lives.

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    1. This right here. He has a child, a daughter to whom he could give the world - a good home, a safe environment, and good education, a foundation for a bright future, and he blew it over...what exactly? I've been digging into the murder and I'm not seeing what was so important that he needed to destroy so many lives over it.

      As I was typing this post it occurred to me that some day baby girl is going to grow up and read all this and wonder WTF her daddy was thinking.

      He was looking at a salary of almost $20 million over the next three years - all before the age of 30, mind you - what was the problem? He had a beautiful fiancee, a healthy child, and he was smart/generous enough to buy a home when his daughter was born. At the rate he was going, he could have retired and settled down to focus on his family with decades to spare. Where did we go wrong here?

      Life over and ruined at 25 - WTF?????

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    2. He was looking at a salary of almost $20 million over the next three years - all before the age of 30, mind you - what was the problem? He had a beautiful fiancee, a healthy child, and he was smart/generous enough to buy a home when his daughter was born. At the rate he was going, he could have retired and settled down to focus on his family with decades to spare. Where did we go wrong here?

      It is said, The Love of money is the root to all evil. We see it in Corporate America and on Wall street, in scandal- after scandal… after scandal. We’ve witnessed it in politics where people who’re already moguls- magnets and tycoons- cheat, embezzle and extort money Daily to enrich themselves further. Once Mr. Hernandez made it, he could live the life most people would kill for. For some its similar to winning the lottery. Besieged by such a torrent of fame & riches there’s hardly enough time to breathe, let alone adjust to the new paradigm. Mr. Hernandez is not immune in this regard, we’ve witnessed this scenario throughout professional sports/entertainment. Maurice Clarett comes to mind. But feeling troubled over the loss of trust, (or some other dubious motive with regard to the double murder) seems beyond petty and reeks of a Neanderthal mentality.

      You can take the person out of the hood, but you can’t take the hood of out the person. If your heart is corrupt to begin with, no matter where you go- or how much fame you attain, you’ll take that debased nature with you. It’ll simply manifest itself in conduct commensurate to your particular milieu. I can’t ascribe his behavior to youth because there are too many old men going to prison for similar crimes. But I can blame his Character (or lack thereof) for the mess in which he presently finds himself. I’ve often quoted this to my children: “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.”

      Character, is everything: it’s a door opener. Being a person of sound-moral-fiber earns the esteem of people from all walks of life. No amount of money can do this for Mr. Hernandez.

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  2. Oooh...people like Aaron makes me so mad!

    This guy was one of the fortunate ones..to make it from the rough streets of Boston, get his education and turned pro and how did he pay those folks who helped on his road to prosperity? By killing someone and on his way to prison. Way to go Aaron * sarcasm*.

    I don't get him? there are people who are seriously poor yet for some reason, they never bother to commit the murder that he committed. Aaron was selfish. All he thought about hurting someone instead of thinking of who his actions may mave hurt the most..as said..his young daughter. I guess may be intensely thinking about it now that he's going to prison.

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    1. @M-Actually like a lot of idiots he didn't stay the whole four years in college, but left before getting a degree.

      @M.Gibson-Character, is everything: it’s a door opener. AMEN!

      @Ankhesen-Life over and ruined at 25 - WTF????? Football is a brutal sport that destroys the body. BUT he could have played another 5 or 7 years learned how to invest his money properly then retire and enjoyed his family while he was still young.

      @Tasha-One stupid decision messed up a lot of lives. As someone said he was selfish.

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    2. Football is a brutal sport that destroys the body. BUT he could have played another 5 or 7 years learned how to invest his money properly then retire and enjoyed his family while he was still young.

      That's what I meant!!!!!!!!!

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