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Rob Gronkowski Addresses Former Teammate Aaron Hernandez's Murder Conviction for First Time

Rob Gronkowski Addresses Former Teammate Aaron Hernandez's Murder Conviction for First Time

Rob Gronkowski is speaking out for the first time about the murder conviction of his former teammate Aaron Hernandez, who was arrested in 2013 for murder.

The football players were teammates on the New England Patriots from 2010 to 2013.

Aaron was arrested for murdering his fiancee’s sister’s boyfriend Odin Lloyd. He was also charged in connection with two fatal drive-by shootings. He was convicted of Lloyd‘s murder and acquitted in the double homicide. He was sentenced to life in prison, but was found dead in his prison cell just days later after hanging himself at the age of 27.

Rob addressed the situation during an episode of the 10 Questions with Kyle Brandt podcast.

Aaron was a great player,” Rob said. “He was a great football player. But, I mean, I get questions like that all the time about him and everything. And with everything going on, I was definitely shook when I heard that, when I heard everything about it. Because being his teammate and everything and you just, you really don’t see that.”

He added, “You’re not really looking into players like ‘that’s who they are’ or ‘that’s what they’re doing.’ But just overall, I just try to keep it simple and light. He was a great football player but that does not mean anything.”

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