We're not done learning all the sordid details of Aaron Hernandez's life off the field, and we're still months from his murder trial.
It's almost incomprehensible that Hernandez was a NFL star, blending in on the New England Patriots, based on what has been alleged about his life since he was arrested and charged with first-degree murder on June 26. Rolling Stone has the latest article investigating Hernandez's life, including the explosive allegation that he was a "heavy user" of the drug PCP, also known as angel dust, and became so paranoid over the past year he carried a gun wherever he went.
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Again, a few months ago, Hernandez was considered one of the NFL's star players.
Rolling Stone released a few details of its magazine article, "The Gangster in the Huddle," on its website. The angel dust allegation is the most shocking revelation but not the only one about Hernandez, who was charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player who was shot and found in an industrial park near Hernandez's house on June 17.
Rolling Stone also claims Hernandez surrounded himself with a "cohort of gangsters" and cut himself off from family and teammates. The story says both of his parents had criminal records. Also, the article says Hernandez's mom Terri was cheating on Hernandez's father with a violent drug dealer, and after Hernandez's father died the drug dealer moved into the house with Terri and Aaron Hernandez. Rolling Stone also alleges Hernandez's college coach Urban Meyer "may have" helped cover up failed drug tests and two violent incidents when Hernandez was at the University of Florida.
The other detail Rolling Stone released is that Bill Belichick was infuriated with Hernandez's "missed practices and thug-life stunts" and was close to cutting his star tight end. That helps explain why the Patriots cut Hernandez almost immediately after he was arrested at his house.
Given what we've heard about Hernandez's lifestyle off the field in the past few months, Belichick being fed up with Hernandez even before his arrest might be the least surprising revelation of the upcoming Rolling Stone article.
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