You’re surely aware of the legal trouble New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has gotten himself into. Part of the unearthing of Aaron Hernandez’s secret life was his gang affiliation. Aaron Hernandez was rumored to be affiliated with gangs in his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut. Those suspected affiliations have been credited for his slip into the fourth round of the NFL draft.
At yesterday’s arraignment it was noticed that amongst Aaron Hernandez’s numerous tattoos was a “blood” tattoo on his right hand. The bloods are a famous gang that has been chronicled extensively in rap music.
Now TMZ has discovered a picture of Aaron Hernandez throwing gang signs in high school. It’s worth noting that he is dressed in all red, the color associated with the gang. He was also arrested wearing red shorts, though that could purely be coincidence.
Here is what TMZ had to say about the picture:
TMZ has obtained a photo of Aaron Hernandez throwing up gang signs often associated with the Bristol Bloods street gang in Connecticut … while dressed head-to-toe in red clothing.
The photo was taken approximately 6 years ago, when Aaron was 17-years-old … and a senior at Bristol Central High.
Aaron was long-rumored to be a member of the gang … and now, with this photo — combined with the “blood” tattoo spotted on his hand during his arraignment — the doubt has seemingly been erased.