Knowing Aaron Hernandez Is Really Bad for Your Health

Categories: Game Time, Sports

Knowing him is bad for your health.
Much has been made of the New England Patriots' injury woes this football season, how quarterback Tom Brady has been missing some of his favorite playthings in the passing game at various times throughout the season.

What started as the usual NFL litany of nagging injuries to guys here and there got real a couple of weeks ago for the Pats when tight end Rob Gronkowski went out with a gruesome knee injury that left the ACL and MCL in his right knee shredded, ending his 2013 season just as he was riding the high of a Texans-fueled kickstart the week before (when he had something like 50 receptions for 3,000 yards, roughly).

Since then, it's been a struggle for the Patriots as they barely beat the Browns that day and then followed up with a loss to the Dolphins. The laments were loud and clear, Gronk was missed.

And yet, seemingly forgotten amid all of this has been how the Patriots lost their other tight end this past offseason when Aaron Hernandez went to prison because he...y'know....allegedly probably most definitely killed a guy.

Well, Hernandez is back on the radar today.

As Hernandez rots in a Massachusetts jail cell awaiting his trial for the June 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, associates of Hernandez continue to drop like New England receivers/tight ends flies out in society.

The latest? Tabitha Perry, a 27-year-old woman from Hernandez's hometown of Bristol, Connecticut. Courtesy of, here is that story:

Tabitha Perry was found unconscious and not breathing inside a Southington home. She died Monday.

The state medical examiner's office said Tuesday that Perry's death required further study, and police said they were waiting for the results of toxicology tests.

"There were no suspicious circumstances found at the time of the investigation," Sgt. Jeffry Dobratz said in a release.

Now, if you recognize Perry's name, perhaps it's because she was the passenger who survived a car crash back in June, shortly after Lloyd's murder, where a car driven by Thaddeus Singleton III drove through the front of the Farmington Country Club (officially making that the most interesting day in the history of Farmington, Connecticut).

Singleton was killed in the crash. He and Perry had a child together and, perhaps not all that coincidentally, Singleton was also a friend of Aaron Hernandez, and is best known for being the person who introduced Hernandez to Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace, the two other defendants facing charges in the Lloyd murder case.

Sponsor Content

My Voice Nation Help

A part of the story most of the media avoids is how Hernandez wound up on the Patriots roster in the first place.  ABC News reported that the Patriot organization decided they needed to "get better faster" so they started paying more for players and ignoring red flags that some players had.  Hernandez had plenty of them, and his time on the Patriots' roster was marked by enough "issues' that Belichick was supposedly getting ready to cut the troubled Hernandez.  Just a reminder of the old Nation Felon's League days...


What? No 'Tis the season??

Now Trending

Houston Concert Tickets

From the Vault