NFL star Aaron Hernandez had a 'sexual relationship' with quarterback in high school
Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots star who took his own life while serving a prison sentence for murdering Odin Lloyd, was sexually abused as a child
The late National Football League (NFL) star Aaron Hernandez, who was jailed for 27-year-old Odin Lloyd's murder and who took his own life while serving a prison sentence for the murder, reportedly hid a longtime sexual relationship with his high school quaterback and was also physically and sexually abused when he was young, according to Boston Globe.
Hernandez's lover, Dennis SanSoucie, while talking to the Boston Globe, said that he and Hernandez were seen as an unstoppable duo on the field at Briston Central School, however, many did not know that they also shared an on-again, off-again romance at the time too. The Globe’s Spotlight team published the first installment of a six-part investigation into Hernandez’s life on Saturday.
"Me and him were very much into trying to hide what we were doing. We didn’t want people to know,” SanSoucie told the paper.
According to Hernandez's brother Jonathan, the NFL star who committed suicide in prison in 2017 was rumored to be gay and his father Dennis Hernandez abhorred that the footballer had a "feminine way about him," according to the paper. Jonathan also added that their father used to "discipline" his son often for not appearing masculine enough.
Jonathan said: "‘F----t’ was used all the time in our house. All the time. Standing. Talking. Acting. Looking. It was the furthest thing my father wanted you to even look like in our household. This was not acceptable to him."
"I remember [Aaron] wanted to be a cheerleader,” Jonathan recalled. “My cousins were cheerleaders and amazing. And I remember coming home and like my dad put an end to that really quick. And it was not OK. My dad made it clear that … he had his definition of a man.”
The late footballer's brother said that his father used to beat both his sons when they did not meet his expectations. Jonathan added that he had once threatened to call the cops when his father was wailing on him, however, Dennis Hernandez called his bluff, according to reports.
“And [Dad’s] response was, ‘Call them.’ And he handed me the phone, and he said, "I’m going to beat you even harder, you and your brother, and they’re going to have to pull me off of you when they knock down the door.’ ”
Reports state that Aaron had also confided in Jonathan, as an adult, that he had been sexually molested as a young boy. Jonathan, however, did not go into further details.