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Aaron Hernandez

People Were Out to Kill Me

6/27/2013 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Aaron Hernandez was in constant fear that someone wanted him dead ... and that's why he stocked up on firearms ... sources close to the former New England Patriots star tell TMZ.

We're told ... the stories about Aaron's connections to gang members in Connecticut are real -- because the 23-year-old had joined one back when he was a teenager.

Sources connected to Aaron tell us ... he had been trying to move away from the gangster life ever since he signed his fat $40 million contract with the Patriots back in 2012, but it's not as easy as it sounds.

In fact, we're told Aaron believed people in the gangster world felt Aaron owed them something ... but it wasn't all about money -- they wanted his time and respect.

Sources say ... in the months leading up to the death of Odin Lloyd, Hernandez became paranoid that people from his "old lifestyle" were trying to kill him. It's unclear if Aaron feared scorned friends ... or rivals.

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16.

Jenn    

Bull. Hire yourself a couple of armed guards. There's no way a few Connecticut street thugs were going to come after him.

392 days ago
17.

Fred Farkel    

What's this?? A 20-something moron with $40 million who just can't seem to figure out that maybe it is time to act civilized??


Go F U C K yourself @sshole.

392 days ago
18.

Truth    

TMZ, GET UR ASS OUT OF HARVEY'S MOUTH... SRUSLY, DOES THAT GIVE HIM A RIGHT TO MURDER SOMEONE WHO DINT HAVE CONNECTIONS TO HIS GANG LIFE?? IF THE DUDE WHO HE SHOT LAST YEAR WAS A GANG MEMBER WHY WUD HE THEN SUE HIM? I DOUBT GANG MEMBERS WUD SUE IN OPEN COURT AND NOT JUST CUT HERNANDEZ BALLS OUTRIGHT. DUDE IS MAKING SH*T UP, POINT BLANK! GET REALZ. #TRUTH!!

392 days ago
19.

jscrilla    

why is it always some kind of back story where being a former gang member, growing up in poverty or fear of my life is always their (dumb athletes) line of defense hes the jack ass that thinks he can do what ever cause he was a millionaire not the gangs or poverty TAKE RESPONSIBILITY

392 days ago
20.

Truth    

DUDE WATCHES TOO MANY LIFETIME MOVIES... I THOT THIS PLOT SOUNDED FAMILIAR. NEXT. #TRUTH!!

392 days ago
21.

DC22    

For someone who feared for his life, he sure was out a lot in the middle of the night looking for trouble.

392 days ago
22.

WME2KS    

I have lived in Connecticut there aren't gangs anywhere. Unless its the Straight from the westside Fairfield county you know private schools and car pools in Mercedes and bmws. Drug activity yes. Gang activity no. You want gangs come to the southside of Chicago were 502 people were killed in 2012 most in the country.

392 days ago
23.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Well, you have to admit his lawyers have creative minds. By the time they get to trial, they will have put out so much crap your head will spin.

392 days ago
24.

WME2KS    

Story in new England is he was messing around with his girl. And dude made him pay

392 days ago
25.

Rob    

This wanna be black thug is getting what we all deserve for allowing this culture to become so worshipped. Losers all.

392 days ago
26.

lori    

Tommy hits on the head

392 days ago
27.

devilgirl    

A dumb athlete! Imagine that!

392 days ago
28.

Lazy Lightning    

The gun charges are the least of his problem. This is a dumb article.

392 days ago
29.

Santasunsetwoodica    

Just when i thought i was out!..........

392 days ago
30.

robbo    

You can take the boy ot of the hood, but you can't take the hood out of the boy. What a punk, way to waste your life loser!

392 days ago
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