Aaron Josef Hernandez was one of the most dominant names in the National Football League (NFL) and was picked up by The New England Patriots in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. However, his playing career was short-lived because he was arrested and charged for the murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional player who was dating Hernandez’s fiancée.
The series, titled ‘Aaron Hernandez: Life Insider’, will revolve around his NFL career, his family, and how fans admired him for his game. But his life took a drastic u-turn when he was arrested and charged in the shooting of Lloyd. Hernandez was sent to Bristol County House of Correction and had a lot of discussions about his life with Sheriff Thomas Hodgson.
The documentary will also shed a light on his relationship with Hodgson and a couple of senior journalists from reputed media outlets.
The documentary ‘Aaron Hernandez: Life Inside’ will premiere exclusively on Sunday, February 14, at 10 pm ET/ 7 pm PT on Reelz Channel.
The film focuses on the late NFL player Aaron Hernandez and his life after joining The New England Patriots in 2010. The official synopsis reads: “Aaron Hernandez once seemingly had it all. A multi-million dollar NFL career with the New England Patriots, a beautiful fiancée, a young daughter, and the admiration of fans. But by 2013, his life had become a far cry from its soaring highs as Hernandez had become an inmate at Bristol County House of Correction while awaiting trial in the shooting death of friend Odin Lloyd. It was here that Hernandez and Sheriff Thomas Hodgson had many discussions about life and Hernandez began sharing secrets about himself few others knew.”
“In ‘Aaron Hernandez: Life Inside’ Sheriff Hodgson reveals everything about his time with Hernandez, including his final gesture to the troubled star. Sharing their insight are Boston Globe senior NFL reporter Ben Volin and former senior legal reporter at Boston Globe Maria Cramer.”
Born on November 6, 1989, Aaron Josef Hernandez was an American football tight end. During his childhood, he endured a lot of abuse from his father and the beatings he received were sometimes alcohol-related. His father died when he was 16 and was greatly affected by his father’s demise. In high school, he started playing football and took a liking to it. As a senior, he was also named the Connecticut Player of the Year for his exceptional performance.
After performing exceptionally in his younger years and college, he was selected by The New England Patriots and formed one of the league’s most dominant tight-end duos with Rob Gronkowski.
Hernandez quickly became one of the top names in the game and his popularity reached greater heights. However, everything came crashing down when he was arrested and charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd. On April 15, 2015, Hernandez was found guilty of murder in the first degree and sentenced to spend life in prison without a possibility of parole. In prison, Hernandez committed suicide on April 19, 2017, at the age of 27.
Ben Volin is a senior reporter from the Boston Globe who joined the publication in 2013 as the senior NFL reporter. He provided news and analysis of The New England Patriots. He was one of the reporters who extensively covered the entire Hernandez saga. The reporter will be sharing his insights on how Hernandez, once a trailblazer in NFL, became the most infamous name to play the game ever.
Cramer is a renowned reporter who covered crime for the Boston Globe. She was one of the reporters who covered the Aaron Hernandez case from the court and continuously gave breaking news from the courtroom. Apart from that, she also covered the case of Clark Rockefeller, who gained international attention in 2008. The journalist has been working as a Breaking News reporter at The New York Times since 2019.
The documentary has been created by Reelz, an independent cable and satellite general entertainment network focused on celebrity culture.
There is no trailer available for the documentary but we will update once there is one.
Where to Watch
The documentary film ‘Aaron Hernandez: Life Inside’ will premiere exclusively on Sunday, February 14, at 10 pm ET/ 7 pm PT on Reelz Channel.
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