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Aaron Hernandez

Have Gun, Will Travel

6/28/2013 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0626-tmz-gun-aaron-hernandezAaron Hernandez was locked and loaded 4 years before his current alleged murder predicament ... and he made sure to capture the gun-toting moment on camera.

TMZ has obtained this photo ... showing a 19-year-old Aaron brandishing a Glock handgun for a selfie iPhone pic.  You can see a magazine inserted into the gun, but it's unclear if it was loaded.

We've learned the pic was taken in Gainesville, Florida in 2009 ... the same time Hernandez was playing football for the University of Florida.

Aaron is wearing what appears to be a Livestrong bracelet -- which is pretty ironic, because spokesperson Lance Armstrong also left his sport in disgrace.

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Areader    

This is proof as to why several NFL teams took Aaron Hernandez off their draft board due to his off the field associations with gangs. What were the Patriots thinking in drafting him.

486 days ago
17.

jo69    

that doesn't look good to a jury... smh. the stupidity of individuals. smh again!

486 days ago
18.

NoBrains,NoHeadaches.    

Going in to jail a TE, he'll be a wide receiver before long

486 days ago
19.

SunnyAutumn    

Overall sad situation. Think first, act second.

486 days ago
20.

KARMA K    

Loser POS! Sorry to the victims family!

486 days ago
21.

maintboy    

hope one of those tats say punk cuz his bunk buddy is gonna need one

486 days ago
22.

en Todo Momento!!    

cowards never go toe to toe... always creeping in the shadows, because if they don't stay in the dark, they'd lose. shamefully. look at how proud and honorable they act on some 'classified' mission. this ain't just no 'haphazard 'moron with a gun' pic'. this is TRAINED AND ARMED OFFICIAL MILITARY. you just don't know about 'them'.... yeah, -them-.

486 days ago
23.

milly5    

chumps like these need to be locked up. These kid looks like he gets a kick out of punking people with guns.LOSER. I got young boys, so please lock these fool up for life!

486 days ago
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Killmonokill    

Amazing reporting on the lance Armstrong connection lol smh

486 days ago
25.

terri    

This man is stupid. Have everything going for him. Now he will sit in jail for rest of his life sharing a small jail cell. Stupid. Couldnt he have worked on being a role model for his people?

486 days ago
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taz    

What an idiot. If it all went down like the charges read, he has either got to be the dumbest criminal or so arrogant to think it wouldn't come back to him. He might as well have taken the guy down to police headquarters to shot him there. And only 23 and already accused of shooting two people. They grow up so fast.

486 days ago
27.

melissa    

Go figure...a thug from UF? Say it isn't so! ;|

486 days ago
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rachel    

Off all the dumb athletes in the world, I think he may be the most idiotic.

486 days ago
29.

billybob    

P.O.S.

486 days ago
30.

Lurker    

If I had a $40 million contract, I don't think I would care what anyone else did bad enough to commit murder. Was it worth it D-Bag? Gator Nation ain't so proud right now.

486 days ago
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