Aaron Hernandez was a football player. He used to play for New England Patriots which is a team in the National Football League (NFL). He played for the team for three seasons. Hernandez’s career was cut short after an arrest as well as a conviction for murder. Keep reading to know more about Aaron Hernandez’s net worth.
Aaron Hernandez Early Life
Aaron Hernandez was born in 1989 on 6th November to Dennis Hernandez and Terry Valentine Hernandez. His birthplace was Bristol, Connecticut.
Hernandez’s father died when he was sixteen after he experienced complications as a result of undergoing hernia surgery. His brother’s name is Dennis Jr.
He went to Bristol Central High School. During his school days there, Hernandez played football.
Shayana Jenkins and Hernandez went into love relationship from 2007. After five years of love, both were blessed with a baby girl born in November 2012. Immediately after the birth of their daughter Janelle, the two started to stay together. It is this time when Hernandez bought a home in North Attleborough, Massachusetts worth $1.3 million. The residence became their home and lived together.
Hernandez was involved in indiscipline cases by assaulting a restaurant employee under the influence of alcohol where the case was solved outside the court of law. All this happened in 2007, 28th April when Hernandez was just seventeen years of age.
Aaron Hernandez Career
Initially, Hernandez played for the University of Connecticut alongside his brother Dennis. Later he decided to play for the University of Florida. The new coach became Urban Mayor. He played for the latter until his junior school.
The New England Patriots drafted him is the 2010 NFL draft. He played tight end, but there was yet another one called Rob Gronkowski. However, his draft stock dropped after reports that he was abusing Marijuana. Nevertheless, the Patriots still signed him.
In 2010 on 8th June, Hernandez signed a contract with the New England Patriots. Its length was four years. He played for the team until in 2012.
Awards & Achievements
Hernandez participated in John Macky Award Series in 2009 and seized the award.
In the same year, Hernandez was awarded as First team All American award. He was also the holder of the award for the First team all SEC in 2009.
BCS National Championship of 2009 involved Hernandez in the tournament. Another tournament where Hernandez was part of it was the SEC Championship held in the year 2008.
He signed yet another contract which was to be five years long. It was an extension of the previous one with the same team. He signed it in 2012 on 27th August.
Net Worth of Aaron Hernandez
Aaron Hernandez has an estimated net worth of about $50 thousand by the time of his death. His only source of income was his football playing career. The bonus he got from the Patriots was $200 thousand. After addition of others, the bonus would add up to $700 thousand. Later, he signed another five a year contract with them. The second one was worth $40 million. That included a bonus of $12.5 million. His arrest as his suspension by the Patriots is the reason why his net worth reduced.
Aaron Hernandez was a skilled football player. He played for the New England Patriots between 2010 and 2012. His career was cut short by murder charges pressed against him. Allegedly, he was behind the death of Odin Lloyd. After he was acquitted of the crime of being involved in a double homicide, he stayed for five days before committing suicide. By the time of his death, Hernandez was 27 years old. Also, he was serving his life sentence for the murder of Lloyd.