Aaron Hernandez Linked to Bristol Bloods Gang

Jun 26, 2013; North Attleborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots former tight end Aaron Hernandez (left) stands with his attorney Michael Fee as he is arraigned in Attleboro District Court. Hernandez is charged with first degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd. Mandatory Credit: The Sun Chronicle/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

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.

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  • thirteenburn

    I’ve been saying for years that the NFL actually stands for the Neanderthal Felony League and I’ve been proven right by this scumbag as well as the other 27 scumbags who’ve been arrested and charged since the Super Bowl.

    Pathetic. Sad. But so very, VERY true.

    I’m just sayin’…

    • Frisco

      Seriously man there are 53 men on a team with 33 teams. That’s well over 1500 players. To judge the entire NFL on the character of 28 players is ridiculous. And to be fair, if it weren’t for Hernandez’s arrest how many of these arrests would any of us be aware of?? Every occupation has it’s fair share of so called “scumbags” but don’t judge a league by the actions of a very small percentage, especially since so many more do good for the community. END RANT

      • gdfgsdfg

        Thanks Frisco

      • Charles Cross

        Yeah – none of the other players in the Patriots would associate with him. They all kept their distance. That speaks volumes. Of course you are going to get crims in the sport. It is a cross-section of life. If you are an football player, or basketball player, you get a passing grade, even it you are thick as shit. I even had a 6′-6″ black basketball player looking directly over my arm, during an exam. The professor chose to look the other way. Wake up and smell the coffee. Welcome to the USA. Do you think if I get in a fight with a black guy and black cops come to the scene they are going to listen to me first or him.? No – they listen to him. This country is very racially divided and really screwed up. The USA is one big gangsta factory.

      • Fred Nugent

        “Seriously man” why doesn’t MLB and NHL have the same rates of
        arrests? Compared to other groups with similar incomes and levels of
        education, I’m sure that the NFL has a higher percentage of arrests;
        it’s hardly a small percentage. And the problem will only get bigger
        because so many people refuse to even acknowledge that it is a problem.
        Off the top of my head, I can think of 4 current or former NFL players
        who have been charged with murder over the past 20 years. I can’t think
        of any players in other sports, just football. Coincidence? Sure.

        if AH gets off, he could end up having a Hall of Fame career. That
        would make at least 3 killers in the HOF. At this rate, they may have to
        open a special wing at the HOF to accommodate all of its murderers.

        • Frisco

          Hahaha really a special wing for murderers?? Good one ;)

          Come on buddy do the research before putting it out there. Out of the 3 major sports in the US, NFL NBA and MLB, the NBA has the highest arrest rates followed by baseball with football being last. Hockey gets to take out all their anger on each other on the ice so there might be a reason they don’t need to kill regular people.

          You cannot compare these players to “groups with similar incomes and levels of education” because most of those people making that type of money are doctors/lawyers/government officials and most of them (not all) decide to leave college early due to personal financial situations.

          Look, I’m sure you believe highly in yourself and your opinions, but that’s all they are and I’m fine with that because I know before I put myself out there I have facts to back me up.

  • Charles Cross

    You can take the gangsta outta the Bloods, but you can’t take the Blloods outta the gangsta….