Posted August 28, 2013

Rolling Stone: Aaron Hernandez used PCP, hung around gangsters

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Rolling Stone magazine is set to publish a story about jailed ex-NFL Aaron Hernandez.  (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Rolling Stone magazine is set to publish a story about jailed Aaron Hernandez. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was a frequent user of angel dust and carried a gun with him at all times because he was paranoid, according to a new story in Rolling Stone.

“The Gangster in the Huddle,” published online Wednesday and in the next issue of the magazine, details Hernandez’s transformation from high school football star to alleged murderer.

Among the revelations in the story: Hernandez hung around with a cohort of gangsters, cut himself off from his family and teammates and regularly used drugs. The report, citing friends of his family, says he sometimes smoked “three or four blunts” during the drive home from games. He also started carrying a rifle in his gym bag because he worried his gangster friends might be trying to kill him. The Rolling Stone story says the tight end flew to the NFL Combine in February and told Patriots coach Bill Belichick he thought his life was in danger.

Hernandez had reportedly infuriated Belichick over the years with missed practices and thug-life stunts. In March, after Hernandez was involved in an alleged domestic incident, Belichick reportedly threatened to trade or release him after the 2013 season if there were any more disruptions.

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Hernandez is behind bars awaiting trial in the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. He pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder charge and five other gun charges.

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154 comments
101philosopha101
101philosopha101

We still don't know if concussions were the real reasons behind Aaron's shocking alleged murders.  His dad died, his mother was beaten, and all along, there is the constant issue of mental health and football hits looming.  No one seems to discuss this.  Does anyone question why the NFL is the one profession where violence is the highest? NHL, NBA, MLB, none of them have anywhere near the violent behaviour that NFL players exhibit.  It is quite clear that either (1) the NFL attracts aggressive players, and/or (2) many jarring hits to the head take their toll and players wind up becoming violent

The NFL just lost a near $1 Billion class action lawsuit from 4,500 former players on concussions.  Now is the time to look at current players and go through rigorous mental tests to make sure they are not a threat to themselves and/or society due to the massive hits they take to the head.  

Is Aaron a murderer or a victim? No one can answer that.

PhillyPenn
PhillyPenn

The NFL's drug policy is a joke if this punk is smoking that much PCP and it's not showing up in the test results.  

hometown dude
hometown dude

randomdeletion, have you ever used PCP? or any drug? Based on the article if he's such a big user of the drug performance indicators would be there for one. The effects of the drug usage will show. Believe what you want, but there's no way you're going to be doing drugs like that and still perform like a 40 million dollar pro ball player.   By the way the article didn't say once in a while.

Washheightsboy
Washheightsboy

Very glad this guy is behind bars.  He was a match-up nightmare for linebackers.

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

So basically Rolling Stone is saying Hernandez is "Crazier than a bag of fudging Angel Dust
When he bust his gat motherfools take dirt naps" Once again Notorious-damus got it right !!! They listen to the songs but always ignore the words....

123Go
123Go

Funny how Saban and Belichick say they have no early indications of problems. These reports have been known since HS. Why do you think he dropped so low in the draft? Those two coaches' mentality of win at all cost has a very high cost. 

Sanjay_Z
Sanjay_Z

so hernandez is going to claim the Mark Wahlberg defense?

Cool
Cool

I almost could have believed the Urban Meyer cover up story, but then I remembered that the previous paragraph had this little gem in it "He also so infuriated his head coach Bill Belichick with missed practices and thug-life stunts that he was one step away from being released."  Then I got to thinking.. but wait, had just signed the guy to a big contract.. that makes no sense.   If that makes no sense, then the Urban Meyer thing has to fall in the same category.

Steve Phillips
Steve Phillips

It is more and more sickening to hear or read after the fact of a heinous crime by gangsters and thugs that their actions are due to drugs and bad influences.

How bout using the ludicrous dollars awarded in their contracts to actually do some good rather than hang out at clubs with undesirables where drugs and alcohol are probably prevalent?

Then maybe, just maybe paranoia would not set in and innocent victims would not suffer the inevitable!

These morons need to be treated for what they are, thugs. Sitting around jail cells watching tv, working out in prison gyms, and reading in prison libraries is stupid. Theses idiots need to be on chain gangs or working on highway crews and should they try to escape be shot on site!

For all the bleeding hearts out there just remember these guys lost their rights to the freedom they enjoyed by taking others freedom of life! They can enjoy the humanity of being spared the death penalty, but they should work 10-12 hours a day while incarcerated for their rehab!

ryanwhoop
ryanwhoop

How in the world did Tebow get mixed into this team?

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

Hernandez will soon announce that he has found Jeebus and hope at least one juror will buy it.

vanonymous
vanonymous

To himself:  "That's it.  Aaron's gone"

<Reviews Stats>

To Aaron:  "I swear, Aaron, this is absolutely your last chance..."

-  The Hoodie

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

Aaron Hernandez used PCP, hung around gangsters... are you serious... really???

Hernandez is a grown man either he Killed multiple people or not, that's all i need to know

JosephBagadoughnutz
JosephBagadoughnutz

why only start at highschool ?  jerry springing enquirer minds  want to know

randomdeletion
randomdeletion

So does having as many thugs as possible on your team and protecting them from punishment for every crime they commit and trouble they get into, pay off for a head coach?  Hmmm?   What is Urban Meyer getting paid at Ohio State?  What did he get paid at UF?  Damn, until the NCAA ever acts like they care that coaches should pay for what goes on, this will never change.

bobstacyamber1
bobstacyamber1

Sounds like Rolling Stone is trying to sell magazines.  Who is the source of these allegations?  I'm not a Hernandez fan by any means but it would be nice to know how Rolling Stone obtained the info.  If this is true, Urban Meyer could be in for a world of hurt.  

Bruce29
Bruce29

We now know what he used the triple beam scale they found in his house for.

Bruce29
Bruce29

I just figured he was on drugs of some type,how can anyone try to get away with murder and try very hard to get caught at the same time.Nobody can be that dumb can they?

PhillyPenn
PhillyPenn

@101philosopha101 Violent game played by violent people.  You ought to go get counseling for yourself after asking if Hernandez is a victim.  Disgusting.  

JoeCabot
JoeCabot

@123Go How did you manage to tie Nick Saban to this story?

raymullen
raymullen

@espnrefugee0218 phencyclidine piperidine.    developed as a field-use anesthetic for surgery on soldiers.

thedon923
thedon923

@SportBiomech and if he doesn't win, you can be sure he'll walk off the field before the game's over. superbowl 42 anyone?

gymviking
gymviking

@Cool Nah, football contracts are not like those in other sports. Other than the guaranteed money, you can still just cut the player if he isn't living up to the contract. To me, the part about the distracting behavior makes sense of the Patriot's decision to cut him so quickly after he was charged.

ryanwhoop
ryanwhoop

And by that I mean Florida... I don't take his time in New England seriously. How does Urban Meyer keep a guy like Tebow in the locker room with all this other stuff going on?

Styrofoamdeity
Styrofoamdeity

Oh, too true.  In prison he might find Allah, but when on trial Jeebus is a much better bet. 

gymviking
gymviking

@vanonymous meh, I think a murder charge would be the last straw in most lines of work.

bulltorch
bulltorch

@friendly--neighborhood--scrawler they're not trying to justify him murdering people.. they are trying to tell you he is on PCP as an interesting detail to the crime.. f'n morons all around here

Joebuckster
Joebuckster

@friendly--neighborhood--scrawler It goes to character - pcp makes you paranoid, and he fraternized with people who have no qualms about shooting someone. If you're interested in this case at all, you would think these are relevant and important details. If you're not, stop clicking on related links and just wait for the verdict...

mystafugee
mystafugee

@randomdeletion The big problem with college sports is that the NCAA leaves all this stuff up to the different programs.  I don't even think they have a uniform drug testing policy.  

bulltorch
bulltorch

@bobstacyamber1 that's crazy talk Bob... a magazine company trying to sell magazines...

Now i've heard everything!!!

Joebuckster
Joebuckster

@bobstacyamber1 Then maybe you should read the article. They are typically more in-depth than teasers... Or maybe Rolling Stone should just become a non profit organization and hand everything over for free? I suggest hanging out in the closest doctor's office next week, where you can read it for nothing, if that's your issue...

Nine Vegetable
Nine Vegetable

@bobstacyamber1 They'd better hope they have proof, or they will be in a world of hurt.  I see lawsuits coming their way.  If you were Urban Meyer, and these accusations about him are Not true (he has denied them in the past and no one yet has offered proof that they are true), wouldn't you go after Rolling Stone?

randomdeletion
randomdeletion

@bobstacyamber1 Wait until the article comes out.  Who knows who the sources are, but down the line there we will see if anything comes of it.

mystafugee
mystafugee

@Bruce29 ...and yet we insist these players attend college.  Apparently Common Sense 101 isn't offered at U. of Florida.  

101philosopha101
101philosopha101

@PhillyPenn @101philosopha101 If concussions caused him to become violent then we have a different scenario at play.  You seem too emotional or simple to see beyond the black and white of situations.  Life is grey, and this might be a grey scenario.  And also, it was a theory, not stated as fact.  If Aaron would not have done this if he hadn't played football then we have an issue.  That's what we need to think about.

bulltorch
bulltorch

@ryanwhoop well.. tebow better take it seriously, because New england is the only team that would take him... and they are paying $0 for him to volunteer as 3rd string QB...

If BB cuts him, mr. tebow is done as an NFL player... 

vanonymous
vanonymous

@gymviking @vanonymous hmmm.

The original wording of the story was something to the effect that AH was on the verge of being cut multiple times by BB.

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

@bulltorch 

IDIOT !!!!!! ... unlike you i am not a low brow dimwitted, KNUCKLE dragging, back water, inbred, fly attracting Mouth breather.  I do comprehend what they are saying..   I STILL DON'T CARE !!!!  
 
NO ONE HELD HIM DOWN AND FORCED HIM TO TAKE ANGEL DUST !!!

SO THAT IS IRRELEVANT IN MY WORLD , IT'S BLEEPING ANGEL DUST NOT FLINTSTONE CHEWABLES !!!

randomdeletion
randomdeletion

@mystafugee It is pretty sickening how the NCAA operates and yet they would have a HUGE problem with Johnny Football making money on his own name.  What a farce.

jdane
jdane

@Nine Vegetable @bobstacyamber1 No.   Because I would know, as typical posters on sports boards apparently do not, that the standards for pursuing a libel case are much higher in the case of public figures than they are for you and me.     You do not need 'proof'  in order to say bad things about public figures.

randomdeletion
randomdeletion

@mystafugee  No doubt, the U of Florida could not look like more of a thug haven at this point.  It is also equally interesting with all this hype and lawsuits against he NFL for concussions all the while kids in college and high school are going on their way every year getting concussions.  As if the concussions only magically happen once you are playing in the NFL

randomdeletion
randomdeletion

@mystafugee  They would be even happier if it all went to the NCAA, I mean they got bills you know.  

Joebuckster
Joebuckster

@EllenRush @jdane @Nine Vegetable @bobstacyamber1 Actually, nothing has been 'presented as fact' by anyone. SI.com has hinted that a RS story alleges that Meyer 'may have' helped cover up drug tests and other illegalities. I think I'll wait for the article and any revelations it may present. Thanks for the laughs, everyone - never seen so many people whipped up in a tizzy over a 'teaser' before. Now, if I only had a dime for every 'internet lawyer' on these sites...

EllenRush
EllenRush

@jdane@Nine Vegetable@bobstacyamber1 @jdane@Nine Vegetable@bobstacyamber1Actually...you do need "'proof'" if it is found to be false. This isn't being presented as opinion by RS, it's being presented as fact and therefore defamation does come into play. A celebrity may have a higher burden than other private citizens (they're public and private) but if malicious intent, indifference to the truth, and a resulting atmosphere of harassment and defamation of character for Hernandez, the NFL, Meyer or U of F can be established, then yes, money may be won. Besides public harassment, loss of wages and professional damages, it could be argued that the drug allegations speak to possession and concealing evidence, thereby accusing them of committing a crime. It's a stretch but a good attorney could tease out more than a retraction (punitive damages) for this article.

randomdeletion
randomdeletion

@Bruce29  Not too long ago a player (after retiring from the NFL) admitted he was illiterate.  If he can get through high school and college being illiterate because he was great at football, then what would stop Hernandez from doing the same?

Joebuckster
Joebuckster

@randomdeletion @mystafugee No wonder you think it's preposterous - you seem to have a simplistic understanding of the issue. I suggest starting with Al Pacino's "The Insider" - it's nicely pre-digested for someone like you. And here's something that may not have occurred to you: the masses are azzes. Tobacco companies deceived people, and they deserved what they got...


Imagine that - someone sticking up for a Tobacco company. Boggles the mind...

randomdeletion
randomdeletion

@mystafugee  I can agree with that point.  I do think they should pay for lying, but it is quite ridiculous for people to be so dumb and gullible.  If they really were.  That is quite disturbing in and of itself.  

mystafugee
mystafugee

@randomdeletion @mystafugee If you let the NFL and tobacco get away with that, you're essentially saying it's okay for companies to lie to customers and employees.  There's also evidence that the NFL hid information.  The NFL is not going to go out of business if they settle or lose the lawsuit.  It's just going to be a cost of doing business (they have plenty of money, just look at all the money they make off those stadiums that the public built for them).  

randomdeletion
randomdeletion

@mystafugee  I know.  I thought what happened to the tobacco companies was preposterous.  It dumbs down everyone in society to say.. "oh know you didn't know taking smoke into your lungs would have long term health affects, let us reward you with millions of dollars". 

mystafugee
mystafugee

@randomdeletion @mystafugee I think the NFL is going to have to settle.  You and I might think it's obvious but that's no excuse for the league lying to it's players.  Look at what happened to the tobacco companies.  

randomdeletion
randomdeletion

@mystafugee  I doubt players will win any lawsuit.  I never needed to be told tha listening to loud music would have long term affects on my hearing.  Only idiots would think that repetitive damage done to their body would not have long term affects and need someone to tell them it would.

mystafugee
mystafugee

@randomdeletion @mystafugee The issues with the concussions and the NFL is that they denied a link between concussions and long term health effects.  As for the NCAA, I'm guessing they'll be ripe for a big lawsuit seeing how little they did and are doing in the name of player safety.