Hernandez: From Patriot to suspect

October 10, 2013

Fall River, Massachusetts

By Brian Snyder

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was in court again yesterday, charged with murder in the death of his friend and semi professional football player Odin Lloyd and facing a maximum sentence of life in prison if found guilty.

Hernandez was questioned by the judge in the case during his October 9 pre-trial hearing. When asked his profession, Hernandez replied: “I played football.”

In court, its hard not to marvel at how quickly Hernandez went from this to this:

And this to this:

There’s a parallel reaction in the public as well, with fans returning his jerseys after his arrest and wearing them outside the courthouse:

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