Aaron Hernandez - updates

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Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez found to have advanced CTE

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Hernandez had stage 3 CTE, with stage 4 being the most severe form of the disease, researchers say. The illness is believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head.

HEAD TRAUMA. Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison in April 2015 for the murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player whose bloodied body was found less than a mile from Hernandez's luxury Massachusetts home in 2013. Hernandez was appealing the conviction at the time of his suicide. File photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images/AFP

Aaron Hernandez's brain to be studied for signs of trauma

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:15 AM

With his death officially ruled a suicide the family of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez wants to find out if he had signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy

STUDY. The family of Aaron Hernandez wants to release his brain to Boston University as part of their research into the effects of concussions. File photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images/AFP

Disgraced ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in prison

Apr 19, 2017 - 7:26 PM

The 27 year old Hernandez was discovered hanging in his cell after he used a bedsheet that he attached to his cell window

THE END. Aaron Hernandez, seen during  a 2013 court hearing, had beat two murder counts but was already serving life without parole for a previous conviction. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images/AFP

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez jailed for life for murder

Apr 16, 2015 - 9:18 AM

The sentencing in a Massachusetts court after a 4 month trial cements a spectacular fall from grace for Hernandez who once had a 40 million 5 year contract with the New England Patriots

GUILTY. Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez listens as the guilty verdict is read during his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts, USA, 15 April 2015. Dominick Reuter/Pool/EPA