Post by Scumhunter on Jun 27, 2013 11:30:55 GMT -5
As far as his guilt or innocent, I'll wait for trial.
However, I think a difference between Hernandez and O.J. is Hernandez is nowhere near as famous. Rae Carruth was also a football player accused of hiring someone to kill his pregnant girlfriend, and he was convicted without too much publicity.
O.J. was a hall-of-famer who was also a broadcaster and in movies such as the Naked Gun. The general public did not want to accept what he was charged with at first because he was originally the quintessential American.
Now stories are coming out with one teammate saying that he doesn't want to talk bad about his teammates "but was against everything Aaron Hernandez stood for."
In other words, Hernandez seemed to secretly not have been well-liked by even his teammates.
I also wouldn't expect this case to be as racially charged as the O.J. case was, with the focus on Hernandez, a hispanic American, likely being on the fact he was a pro athlete instead, if anything.
Last Edit: Jun 27, 2013 11:32:50 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
But I should clarify, obviously this Hernandez story is and will be huge and potentially get bigger. But imo, it will never match the O.J. case and for any trial to really match the O.J. case would be hard. That was the trial of the century. It was insane.
As I said, although he hasn't been convicted (although it is not looking good for him), Aaron Hernandez at the very least seemed to at the very least live a thuggish lifestyle before his arrest. Pretty amazing how one can sign a contract for 40 million dollars and just waste it like that.
Last Edit: Jun 29, 2013 9:24:52 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
Insane!!!! if the first case wasn’t enough, now a double murder…Now I have to explain this to my son who’s been playing football since he was 6 and looked up to AH as a Latino football player who made it….My son now 13 who has a bowl game tomorrow at the university of phoenix. In the begging of this case we were sure of his innocence, and even wrote him a support letter witch he had wrote back to my son and signed off by saying your friend Aaron Hernandez. Another reason why I was hesitant was because I did not want my son's face out there & hear the criticism from writing him with my son at all. However, I feel that this story is positive and he does not state for us not to share it with social media like he has asked other fans in the last letters that have been shared with social media. So, being aware of all the details regarding other letters that been shared I am now comfortable sharing this "priceless" story, words of wisdom to a 12 year boy (my son) who plays football, and signed autograph that has never been shared before. Again this was all said and done about 9 month's ago when the case first emerged while AH was behind bars.... With these new details in this double homicide I’m not sure what to say to my son at this point……….
Post by Scumhunter on May 16, 2014 18:51:21 GMT -5
Wow, that's crazy that he actually wrote your son!
Despite the point of this forum being to get justice, every accused person is innocent until proven guilty. So Aaron Hernandez is technically innocent at the moment. But I have to admit it really doesn't look good at this point, and one has to wonder the kind of life Hernandez led to be accused in three homicides regardless of if he's convicted.
As far as Hispanic NFL players The recently retired Tony Gonzalez set a good example, Luis Castillo a Defensive End with the San Diego Charges has played for 10 years, and the Giants Wide Receiver Victor Cruz also seems to be a good role model and made sure that the salsa dance made the Super Bowl.
I'm not a parent so I'm the last person to give advice on what to say to a child. But I think the best way to explain Aaron Hernandez is (if guilty) not everyone is like him and there are other positive athletes to look up to.
Yea, he actually wrote my son! he framed it lol..... As far as Hispanic NFL players your right there are plenty of greats...My son can look up too.The only reason he really looked up to AH is because his coaches in the past use to call him Hernandez because he really dose resemble him in a way...So ever since then he wanted to play football just like him and make it to the NFL at a young age. At this point I’m just keeping him focused on his current games and goals...As far as coaches calling him Hernandez that was in his first two years of play. In a lot of ways this may be a perfect example of what not to…..
It's a lousy time to be Aaron Hernandez's friend. His fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, has been charged with perjury; his cousin and close pal Tanya Singleton is facing criminal contempt and accessory counts; Oscar Hernandez, Jr. (no relation), has been pinched for perjury, witness tampering and obstruction of justice in connection with an interstate gun trafficking investigation, including the fire-arms found at Aaron's house by police. Worse off by far, though, are Ernest Wallace and Carlos Ortiz, the two men held in the shooting of Lloyd. Both of them, longtime buddies of Hernandez, have been indicted for first-degree murder. Under the joint-venture theory in Massachusetts law, if prosecutors decide to use it, each can be convicted and sentenced to life in prison if a jury finds Hernandez pulled the trigger. By now, they've surely learned what the rest of us have: the man is mad, bad and dangerous to know – even if your only acquaintance with him is bumping shoulders at noisy night-spot. Alleged associate of Aaron Hernandez will plead NOT GUILTY to murdering Odin Lloyd when he is arraigned on murder charges in Massachusetts later today ... his lawyer tells TMZ Sports. Carlos Ortiz -- will appear in court this afternoon to be arraigned in the murder of Odin Lloyd. Oritz was initially charged with unlicensed possession of a firearm in connection with the case -- but now prosecutors think they have enough to convict him of murder. But Ortiz's lawyer, Mike Maloney, tells us ... Carlos will enter a not guilty plea when he faces the judge today and says his client insists he's innocent. Hernandez has already been charged with murder -- as well as another alleged associate, Ernest Wallace. Both men have also pled not guilty. It's unclear what new evidence prosecutors have gathered to up the charge against Ortiz.
An associate of ex-Patriot Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge today in Fall River Superior Court for the alleged execution-style killing of a 27-year-old Dorchester man near Hernandez’s North Attleboro mansion in the summer of 2013. Carlos Ortiz’s voice cracked when he pleaded “not guilty” for the murder of Odin Lloyd in June 2013. Prosecutors allege Ortiz did “assault with intent to murder” Lloyd prior to his execution-style shooting. Judge E. Susan Garsh held Ortiz on no bail despite his lawyer’s objection.“None of the facts have changed,” attorney John Connors told Garsh while arguing Ortiz’s bail should remain at $500,000. No new evidence against Ortiz was stated in open court.Ortiz had been charged with accessory after the fact in connection with Lloyd’s murder. A grand jury indicted him on the more serious charge last month. Lloyd’s mother wept in the hallway after Ortiz’s arraignment, but declined to speak. A pretrial conference was scheduled for Sept. 24 and the pretrial hearing was scheduled for Nov. 24.
BOSTON -- Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is due in court Wednesday May 28, 2014 to be arraigned on murder charges alleging he ambushed and gunned down two men in 2012 Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after a chance encounter inside a Boston nightclub. Hernandez is scheduled to appear Wednesday afternoon in Suffolk Superior Court in the shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. Prosecutors have said that after Hernandez and an associate encountered the two men in a club, Hernandez followed them in an SUV, pulled up alongside them as their vehicle stopped at a red light and opened fire. Hernandez, 24, already faces charges in the 2013 slaying of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. He was released by the Patriots last summer after his arrest in Lloyd's shooting death. Authorities have not said if there is any connection between the 2012 killings and Lloyd's slaying. Lloyd's body was found in an industrial area near Hernandez's home in North Attleborough. Lloyd was dating a sister of Hernandez's fiancee. Hernandez's lawyers have said he is looking forward to proving his innocence.
Charges AH faces for killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado
2 counts of first-degree murder 3 counts of armed assult with intent to murder 1 count of assult and battery by means of a danerous weapon 1 count of unlawful possion of a fire arm
Hernandez, a former Pro Bowl tight end for the Patriots, who signed a 40 million dollar extension on his contract with New England, which included a $12.5 million signing bonus in August 2012, has been held without bail since his arrest on June 26, 2013 for the murder of Lloyd.
Football Ex-Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez pleads not guilty to all charges in 2012 murders that DA says were sparked by a spilled drink
The prosecution was unsparing in the details of the victims’ deaths. Hernandez fatally shot de Abreu, the driver of the BMW, in the head and Furtado, riding in the front passenger seat, in the chest, according to Haggan. They were both pronounced dead at the scene. Hernandez also allegedly shot a third victim sitting in the backseat, and two men escaped the bullets without harm. Witnesses told police that they “continued to hear a clicking noise as the defendant continued to pull the trigger of the gun after all the loaded bullets had been fired.”
Aaron Hernandez signed a multimillion dollar signing bonus before his arrest, but apparently the former Patriot is having trouble paying his legal fees.
FOX Sports: Has learned that two attorneys for Hernandez have filed paperwork with the court, hinting they may not be representing him in this latest case for long.
Hernandez was arraigned Wednesday, accused in the 2012 double murder of two Boston men. Attorneys Charles Rankin and James Sultan have led Hernandez's defense team since his arrest in the Odin Lloyd murder case last year.
In the notice given to the court, the two attorneys say their representation in this latest case was "limited to arraignment only and related proceedings."
Hernandez's $12.5 million Patriots contract extension bonus and his North Attleboro home are tied up in a restraining order. The order stops Hernandez from using it to pay for anything not related to the future judgment of a civil lawsuit.
That suit was filed by the family of Lloyd.
The attorneys' notice to the court states Hernandez is in the process of seeking "financial arrangements to retain counsel."
They've asked that Hernandez be given 60 days to make those changes.
Teardrops for murders. Spider webs for prison time. Penal code numbers for crimes committed.
Criminals have long used tattoos as indelible ink on their own bodily rap sheet. And for just as long, police have used tattoos as a way to identify suspects, a distinguishing characteristic to jog a memory or catch the public's eye.
But only rarely does body art play a pivotal role as evidence posited as proof of wrongdoing.
Aaron Hernandez has not received a single jailhouse tattoo during his time in the clink, despite reports to the contrary ... officials tell TMZ Sports.
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson tells us ... investigators searched Hernandez's body after reports surfaced that new ink appeared on his hand after he started his stint in Bristol County Jail.
Some reports had suggested that the tats on the back of his right hand that read, "CBS/WBS IWBTG" -- were administered illegally while behind bars.
But Sheriff Hodgson says the hand tattoo -- along with every other tattoo on the former NFL star's body -- was accounted for when Aaron arrived to the jail.
Translation -- he does NOT have a jailhouse tat.
In fact, we found photos from the day Hernandez was arrested last year ... and you can clearly see the markings on his right hand.