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New Investigative Report Reveals Aaron Hernandez’s Gay Relationship And His Erratic Behavior With NFL Players

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A lot has been said about former NFL player Aaron Hernandez who committed suicide in his prison cell last year. It’s hard to know for sure what Hernandez was suffering through, especially in the last years of his life. What is known is that he was going through an unimaginable amount of pain. We know this from the diagnosis of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), which was revealed after his death.

CTE is a disease that occurs in the brain when a person is repeatedly hit in the head, which is why NFL players are prone to getting it. Symptoms of CTE include difficulty thinking, impulsive behavior, depression, emotional instability, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts or behavior, and much more.

In an investigative piece in the Boston Globe we are learning more about Hernandez through people that knew him best as well as his former teammates. What is clear is that Hernandez’s CTE diagnosis was very apparent in retrospect, but we’re also learning that his childhood may have also contributed to his destructive behavior as an adult.

In a six-part investigative story about Aaron Hernandez, his brother alleges that they had an abusive father.

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The story, which is also a podcast, was written and investigated by the Boston Globes’ Spotlight team. This group of reporters is famously known for their intensive look into particular topics, as they did with the Pulitzer Prize coverage of the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests in Boston.

Aaron’s brother Jonathan opens about how their father physically abused both of them.

Jonathan says that he wanted to get help. He wanted to call 911 and report his father, but when he attempted, it only made matters worse.

“I picked up the phone once to call, to seek help,” Jonathan tells the Boston Globe. “And his response was, ‘Call them.’ And he handed me the phone, and he said, ‘I’m going to beat you even harder, you and your brother, and they’re going to have to pull me off of you when they knock down the door.'”

Aaron’s secret boyfriend, Dennis SanSoucie, also shares how he couldn’t disclose his sexual orientation.

“Me and him were very much into trying to hide what we were doing. We didn’t want people to know,” SanSoucie said in an interview.

SanSoucie says that he didn’t come out to his family until after Aaron had died. He also added that Aaron had told him that he was sexually abused when he was a young boy. According to the article, Aaron’s home life would never allow for him to come out as gay. His brother says that gay slurs were used by his father constantly and even though Aaron displayed gay tendencies he never dared tell his father the truth.

Aaron’s erratic behavior — a symptom of CTE — was very much part of his athletic life, both on the field and off.

“There would be swings where he’d be the most hyper-masculine, aggressive individual in the room, where he’d be ready to fight somebody in fits of rage,” former Patriots receiver Brandon Lloyd tells the Boston Globe. “Or he’d be the most sensitive person in the room, talking about cuddling with his mother. Or he’d ask me, ‘Do you think I’m good enough to play?'”

Needless to say, his behavior didn’t go over well with the players especially their captain Tom Brady.

“I’m trying to watch over Aaron and Brandon,” Brady said to Tebow. Brady was referring to another former Florida player, Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes, according to the Boston Globe.

“I appreciate that, man. They’re good guys,” Tebow responded. “Yeah,” Brady said. “But they’re a lot to handle.”

Click here to read the first part of the series from the Boston Globe.


READ: After Aaron Hernandez’s Brain Was Donated For CTE Research, It Was Found That He Had The Worst Case Of CTE For Someone His Age

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Facts You Should Know About These 13 Legendary Soccer Players from Latin America

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Facts You Should Know About These 13 Legendary Soccer Players from Latin America

Latin America has always been home to some of the most talented soccer players in the world. After all, in every street of Latin America, football breathes and lives. It is even possible to think that these wonderful players are born to play football all their life.

To explore the talent that the continent has, we have compiled some interesting facts about 13 legendary soccer players from Latin America. Let’s get started.

Lionel Messi

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The Argentine professional footballer who plays for FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team is among the phenomenon players the world has ever seen. In fact, by the age of 21, Messi had already received Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations. Even after being diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency as a child, Messi went ahead and made his debut in Barcelona’s youth academy. 

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With Barcelona, he has won almost everything from Spanish League, Super Cup in Europe, King’s Cup in Spain, UEFA’s Champions League, and World Cup of clubs. As if that’s not enough, he still proves to be among the best soccer players in the world.

Neymar

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The Brazilian athlete is at the peak of his career as a striker in Paris Saint-Germain. Thanks to his great dribbling, skill, finishing, pace, and ability to play with both feet, he is considered to be one of the best players in the world. 

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With a record of 59 goals in a total of 94 matches for the Brazil team, Neymar is the third highest goalscorer for his national team, just behind Pele and Ronaldo. Off the pitch, he’s a prominent sportsman and an ambassador of some great brands which contribute to his huge earnings. Actually, France Football ranked him the third highest paid footballer in 2018.

Javier Hernandez

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Known by his stage name “Chicharito,” Javier Hernandez is a Mexican soccer player with several accolades under his sleeve. He is an all-time leading goalscorer for Mexican national team. He has been described as a “goal-poacher” thanks to his exceptional ability to score goals at close-range.  

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Did you know that his nickname means little pea in Spanish? Actually, it originated from his father who was nicknamed “Chicharo (pea)” because of his green eyes.

Luis Suarez

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The Uruguayan’s soccer player who plays for the famous Spanish club FC Barcelona plays alongside Lionel Messi and continues to win every game with the team.

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You can recall him when he became famous from the old behavior on the field including bites which was criticized heavily across the globe. As a result of his excellent performance, he has achieved five titles with his current club. The most unforgettable being the one he scored against Juventus, in the Champions League Finals and his five goals in the World cups of clubs. As a result, he became the best in that tournament.

Sergio Aguero

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“Kun” is an Argentine professional footballer and is known to be among the youngest soccer players to play in the Argentine Primera Division when he was 15 years old. He actually broke this record that was formerly held by the famous Diego Maradona in 1976. 

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Following his incredible performance in the 2015-2016 season, he entered the books of record of the Premier League when he scored five goals against Newcastle United. He joined the exclusive group of great players like Andy Cole, Dimitar Berbatov, Jermain Defore, and Alan Shearer, as the only players that have made it. Aguero shares a close friendship with Lionel Messi.

Carlos Tevez

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Following his shining performance with a number of European teams, Tevez is considered an indispensable player who plays as a forward for Boca Juniors and the Argentina national team.  In his first season in the team, he scored nine goals in 15 games which was a major boost for the team. 

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An interesting fact about Tevez is that at one time, he performed as the front man for a musical group known as Piola Vago alongside his brother Diego. One of the groups hit “Lost Your Control” became one of the most successful hits in Argentina.

Arturo Vidal

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The Chilean athlete plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Barcelona and Chile’s national team. He collected his fourth title in a row after winning in the A series with Juventus. Arturo has also earned 103 caps for the Chile national team since his first appearance in 2007. 

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He further helped his national team to victory during the 2015 Copa America and the Copa America Centenario. In 2013, EA Sports indicated that they had decided to feature Vidal on FIFA 14 in Central and South Americans, alongside global cover star Lionel Messi.

Alexis Sanchez

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During his era in Arsenal, he was awarded the Best Player of his club. The Chilean professional footballer plays for Manchester United and the Chile national team. 

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The 2015-2016 season was historic for Sanchez after he became the first player to achieve a hat-trick in three of the most famous European competitions (Spanish League, Italian A Series, and Premier League). Sanchez used his incredible “Panenka-style” shot to seal Argentina’s victory in the America Cup championship.

James Rodriguez

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James David Rodrigues or “James” is a Colombian professional soccer player who plays for the German club Bayer Munich on loan from Real Madrid as well as the Colombian national team. 

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He is a versatile footballer with the ability to play in several positions across the front-line or midfielder, having played as a central midfielder, winger, and playmaker for both club and the national team.

Roberto Firmino

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The Liverpool attacking midfielder is one of the most underrated players in the Premier League, but his impact on the team cannot go unnoticed. 

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In the 2017-2018 season, the Brazilian professional footballer switched his shirt to number 9, with the new signing Mohamed Salah assuming his previous number 11. Firmino has been nicknamed “Bobby’ by Liverpool players and fans, shortening of his name “Roberto.”

Keylor Navas

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The Costa Rican professional soccer player is a talented goalkeeper who plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid and Costa Rica national team. His exceptional speed and reflexes earned him the best player of the season award in La Liga in 2014. 

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He is a committed Christian and his favorite Bible verse is Galatians 1:10 which says: “If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.”

Edinson Cavani

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Regardless of which league he plays, Edinson Cavani always scores lots of goals. The talented Uruguayan footballer who plays as a striker for Paris Saint-Germain, as well as the Uruguay national team, has been at his best ever scoring six goals in seven Champions League games so far. Although he is a quick and strong center forwarder, he is capable of playing in several positions including a winger or as a supporting winger.

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Javier Mascherano

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“El Jefecito” may not be the trending type of guy because he doesn’t score goals, but stops other people from doing it. The Argentinean footballer is known for his versatile and tactical approach in organizing his team in the field. 

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He has been a member of Barcelona for five years and his position and contribution in one of the best clubs in the world is indisputable. In 2015, this talented defender won five titles with Barcelona making it one of the most memorable years in his career.