Report: Aaron Hernandez's sexuality may have been possible motive in Lloyd murder

Questions continue to linger about the life of former pro football player Aaron Hernandez who died Wednesday after apparently hanging himself in his prison cell.

One is his motive for killing Odin Lloyd—a crime he was convicted of committing in April 2015; however, Newsweek is reporting, based on inside law enforcement sources, that what may have helped prompt the shooting was Hernandez's desire to keep his alleged bisexuality a secret.

The piece states that "Ernest Wallace, a co-defendant in the Lloyd murder case, told detectives the victim had called Hernandez a 'schmoocher,' which was taken by Hernandez and his companions as a gay slur."

Newsweek notes that according to records, Wallace had also at one point been recorded referring to the former New England Patriots player as a "limp wrist."

Who was Aaron Hernandez? Violent timeline shows fall of NFL player's stardom
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Who was Aaron Hernandez? Violent timeline shows fall of NFL player's stardom

College years: 2007-2010

After an impressive high school football career, Hernandez was recruited to the University of Florida, where he would become one the Gators' star players on the football team while also he playing alongside Tim Tebow.

During this time, however, Hernandez was rumored to have several run-ins with the law, including use of marijuana, fighting in bars, and would later become a person of interest in shooting case in 2007.


Hernandez was drafted by the New England Patriots and became the youngest player in the league in 2010.

The following year he would make his first Super Bowl appearance in 2011.


Police were called to his home in Hermosa Beach after reports of domestic abuse and an alleged fight between him and his girlfriend, Shayanna Jenkins.

No arrests were reported.


Hernandez was arrested for the murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player, in June. He would immediately be cut by the Patriots and indicted by a grand jury in August of 2013.


While behind bars, Hernandez faced accusations of threatening to kill a jail guard.

He would later receive a write up over the incident. 


Hernandez was convicted in the murder of Odin Lloyd in April, and was later reported to have been found with a shank while in prison.


Hernandez was acquitted of the 2012 double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in April

He committed suicide by hanging himself in his prison cell on April 19, 2017.


In fact, the media outlet reports that Hernandez allegedly had a male lover from high school who "was interviewed extensively by authorities after Lloyd's murder, and was forced to testify in front of a grand jury."

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail is reporting, citing "sources close to the investigation," that Hernandez left three notes before he died; one was for his fiancée Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, another was for his young daughter, and the last was for his alleged male lover in prison who the outlet claims is under "'eyeball to eyeball' suicide watch."

Hernandez's suicide occurred just days after he was found not guilty in two separate murder charges stemming from a 2012 incident in Boston, notes CNN.

George Leontire, his family's attorney, is said to be preparing to sue officials in Massachusetts for negligence in his death.

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