Documentary: Aaron Hernandez struggled with gay secret
A documentary alleges that Aaron Hernandez was gay and struggled with the secret about his sexuality.
According to TMZ Sports, Oxygen has a documentary set to air this weekend called “Aaron Hernandez Uncovered” that explores the late former NFL player’s sexuality. In the documentary, several of the people interviewed apparently say that Hernandez was gay.
The sources include Hernandez’s college girlfriend, who claims the former tight end had a relationship with a man in college.
A gay member of Hernandez’s legal team also apparently talked with Hernandez about being gay.
“This man clearly was gay,” attorney George Leontire said, according to TMZ. “[He] acknowledged it. Acknowledged the immense pain that it caused him.”
Hernandez committed suicide in prison in April last year. Reports circulated not too long thereafter saying that authorities believed Hernandez murdered Odin Lloyd because Lloyd had found out about Hernandez’s sexuality, and Hernandez feared being outed as gay.
Hernandez had a fiancee at the time of his death. She responded to the report about Hernandez being gay last year.