Aaron Hernandez, the former Patriots tight end who was charged with murder last week, is currently in jail awaiting trial, and dropped an interesting bit of info on police: He’s not affiliated with any street gangs.
From the Boston Herald:
“He talked to our gang investigators and said he didn’t have any involvement,” Hodgson said yesterday, adding that his gang unit is still investigating the matter.
“We always take extra precautions. We don’t have any definite issues at this point, but we’re still being very cautious,” Hodgson said.
Hernandez, whose torso and back and arms and hands are covered in ink, does have the word ‘blood‘ tattooed on his hand. After TMZ highlighted that ink last week, it got out the Jump to Conclusions map and assumed Hernandez was affiliated with the Bloods.
Of course, that’s not a definite link to a gang – maybe he got that as a metaphor for all the people he’s beaten up? Or – gasp! – killed?
Last week, Sports Illustrated linked Hernandez to gangs, and said that’s one of the reasons – besides the failed marijuana tests – why he fell in the draft.
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