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Rob Gronkowski Breaks His Silence on Late NFL Teammate Aaron Hernandez's Murder Charge

Busayo Ogunjimi
Mar 19, 2021
08:50 P.M.

NFL star and former New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski has opened up on late teammate Aaron Hernandez's murder charge after eight years of silence.

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Rob Gronkowski is known as one of the NFL's star boys with a cabinet full of trophies to show his worth as one of the country's top players.

The 31-year-old has a habit of being the talk of the town and made headlines for winning his fourth super bowl with Tom Brady. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers player became a trending topic following his recent revelation about a past situation.

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Gronkowski opened up on his former New England Patriots teammate Aaron Hernandez's murder charge after declining to comment for over eight years.

In a recent interview for the "10 Questions with Kyle Brandt" podcast, the 31-year-old was asked to reflect on the trial involving his former teammate. Gronkowski paid tribute to Hernandez and called him a great footballer.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers man admitted that he was shocked to find out about the incident. Gronkowski explained that he only knew the late Hernandez as a football player and did not know much about other aspects of his life off the field.

Show host Kyle Brandt shared a clip of the interview on Twitter, and fans left their comments. Some fans said that it was obvious the 31-year-old did his best to distance himself from Hernandez.

He ended his life in his Massachusetts prison cell in 2017.

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Gronkowski and Hernandez shared a locker room and played for the Patriots, but everything came to an end in 2013 when Hernandez was arrested for murdering his sister-in-law's fiancé Odin Lloyd.

Lloyd was said to have been found dead after being shot about a half-mile from Hernandez's home. His body was said to have been discovered by a late-night runner in an industrial park.

Aaron Hernandez of the New England Patriots during a game against the Houston Texans in 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts | Photo: Getty Images

Aaron Hernandez of the New England Patriots during a game against the Houston Texans in 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts | Photo: Getty Images

Family members revealed that the then 27-year-old had bullet wounds in his head. He was said to have been spotted with Hernandez the day before his gruesome death.

Following his arrest, the Patriots were said to have released Hernandez from his contract, and two years later, he was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

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Hernandez was also accused of the murder of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in a drive-by shooting but was acquitted in 2017. He ended his life in his prison cell in 2017.

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