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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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76.

mrsschrute    

# 1: This man is INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY

# 2: Lance Armstrong took a growth hormone to excel at his sport. Please DO NOT compare that to a man that has just been accused of murder. TMZ, do you have any shame? You have become the low point of tabloid reporting. I have more respect for the National Enquirer. At least the Enquirer doesn't editorialize. That is what amateur hacks do. This website makes me sick to my stomach. Why the F&*CK do I visit this site?

382 days ago
77.

Jeff    

Guy is dumbass and very likely guilty but this pic looks bogus. Look at other pics of his tats...they don't match and not even possible that these are early versions of his curren tats.

382 days ago
78.

moe    

Really!! Nice tmz!! I don't think you should be comparing lance arm strong with a murder!!

382 days ago
79.

baby    

bet he is glad he took that pix now eh?

382 days ago
80.

moe    

Really TMZ!!!! You should not be comparing Lance Arm Strong to a Murder!! You could have left your comment to yourself !! I feel you did not have to go there!! But what do you expect you are all about drama and apparently digging up old drama!! But wait a minute Lance did not kill anybody!!

382 days ago
81.

Forker    

I wonder if he watched a lot of violent films where the thugs are lionized ? or maybe he didnt get the right kind of love growing up ... this pix just didnt happen / develop overnight !

382 days ago
82.

Flyn Bryan    

I thought you had to be 21 to purchase a handgun?

382 days ago
83.

matt    

hmmm lets see. no one has found the sister...the video hard drive removed is suppose to have footage of the dead boyfriend beating her. just saying. i thing the sister did it.

382 days ago
84.

NoNeedForAName    

Given where his finger is on the trigger, there's no way it's "loaded" unless he just let a round go in his ceiling. Glocks have a very long trigger pull, and he's got that thing almost all the way back.

382 days ago
85.

Ddot    

because it prob wasnt loaded? how many football plays you think own guns? atleast half? prob a good round about.. who cares if he owns a gun alot of people do, dont mean they all killed someone

382 days ago
86.

Pricknamplah    

Surprised anyone would take a picture while wearing such a shirt. Yet good use of a bedazzler.

382 days ago
87.

Flowa_bomb    

I dnt understand he had the life young millionaire .. Smh life jus thrown away by killing another person . Like fa wat then y'all was suppose to friends .. The world is not crazy it's the ppl in it..!!!!

382 days ago
88.

Donna    

see ya....... hate to be ya

382 days ago
89.

atxgirl    

the most annoying part of this "article" is the misuse of the word irony...it's actually a coincidence that lance and he left their sport in disgrace. it's not ironic.

382 days ago
90.

pseudonym    

Total and complete embarrassment to New England.

382 days ago
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