More information about Aaron Hernandez’s past relationships is coming forward.
Aaron Hernandez was a former NFL star who was at the center of several murder trials. Hernandez was convicted of the 2013 shooting of Odin Lloyd and accused of the 2012 Boston shootings of Daniel de Abrueu and Safiro Furtado. The former New England Patriots Pro Bowl tight end was serving time for murdering Lloyd, a semipro football player dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, when he committed suicide. Unfortunately, this was just a few days after he was acquitted of charges in the 2012 shooting.
Some believe Hernandez took his life because long hidden secrets about his bisexuality were coming to light through the trial process. Now, one of Hernandez’s old boyfriends is coming forward to talk about his time with the late athlete and criminal.
Speaking to Investigative Discovery, a man named Dennis SanSoucie explained that he dated Hernandez in high school. The US Marine shares that the two had a close bond as fellow athletes, they both were on the Bristol Central High School’s football team, but their relationship was more than platonic. According to him, the two started exploring a sexual relationship in middle school, and their interaction continued into high school.
“It didn’t matter what age we were, we wouldn’t even know how to live with ourselves,” he said during the documentary. “We had shared some sexual activity together and it continued into high school but we didn’t want anyone to know.”
“We were just in complete denial of what was really going on,” he added.
After his death, it was discovered that Hernandez had advanced chronic traumatic encephalopathy or degenerative brain disease. In addition, it was well-known that the athlete suffered from depression and was struggling with his bisexuality.
“He was tired, depressed, struggling, what was he supposed to do? he wasn’t gonna come clean. I mean, he couldn’t,” argued SanSoucie.
Hernandez’s story has caught the attention of many sports fans, true crime fans, reporters, and filmmakers. As such, his story has been turned into several documentaries including the Investigative Discovery documentary Arron Hernandez: An ID Murder Mystery, an Oxygen documentary, a 48 Hours special, an upcoming Netflix documentary called Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez. In addition, James Patterson and Hernandez’s defense lawyer Jose Baez have also released books on the case.
No matter what, Aaron Hernandez will be remembered as a troubled man with a troubled past. And it seems filmmakers and writers won’t let us forget it.