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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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kimkardashianstalkingass    

Gangsters and their 'lifestyle' has to be one of the stupidest things anyone could ever be part of. Regardless the excuse of why they exist, there really is no way to justify their purpose on this planet. Gangsters are selfish people that want to take $hortcut$ in life b/c they either can't fit into normal society, or don't want to [see selfishness again]. Pure idiots and we see their indirect/direct results here with Hernandez.

399 days ago
32.

abby    

Those who join gangs . . . garbage in, garbage out.

399 days ago
33.

Jordan    

AAron that is the worst excuse i ever herd, if you truly believe that than work with the police, don't start up a mini Hernandez gang and take matters into your own hands. Now you can go to prison for the rest of your life for the execution style hit you put on that young man.

399 days ago
34.

taz    

Total BS excuse for his behavior. He had enough money to move away from the "bad men" who were against him. Don't go to nasty strip clubs, don't hang out with thugs. Simple. How many people get the money but keep all the trashy friends, I'm talking to you Bieber.

399 days ago
35.

@iAMTIMWILSON    

Don't drop the soap, they gon be out to yo booty now

399 days ago
36.

Kookla    

Sucks to be him now. He's gonna lose it all

399 days ago
37.

bob_bitchin    

You probably should have let them, u turd

399 days ago
38.

justme9151006    

Gee. Didnt know gangs and life were so rough out there in...Connecticut. Give me a break!

399 days ago
39.

2idiots    

evidently living the "gangsta' life" is where this came from. You obviously did something to someone or were involved in something that caused YOU to be paranoid that others were out to get you.
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It's truly unfortunate but you reap what you sow. Things aren't looking so good for you Aaron.

398 days ago
40.

DW1982    

Be careful who you associate with.

398 days ago
41.

Joi    

According to the NY papers, Hernandez felt Lloyd was being "disloyal" because he was chatting with people Hernandez didn't approve of. That is straight up gang mentality. It's obvious that his new found wealth didn't buy him any common sense because he's still acting like he's in high school.

It's apparent to me that he's done this before and he was sure he could get away with it. The way in which the execution was done was right out of a mob movie.

398 days ago
42.

Lee    

The only way out of a gang is with tag around your big toe. Don't join one. Too bad Aaron had no one around him to drill that into his head. He is now looking at potential multiple homicides. It wouldn't surprise me if gang members will still go at him from behind bars. They want your money and then your life. Now he has a girlfriend and baby at risk from his buddies.

398 days ago
43.

turtle    

if you know or run with gangters you are one no matter what. and what if someone he really loved done the shooting and he taking the wrape out of LOVE

398 days ago
44.

turtle    

IF YOU RUN WITH GANGTERS YOU ARE ONE BUT MAYBE SOMEONE HE LOVED LIKE HIS SOON TO BE WIFE SHOOT THE GUY AT THERE HOME AND HE TRIED TO COVER IT UP CAUSE HE WAS IN LOVE WITH HER THAT WHY I CANNT STAND PEOPLE THEY JUMP TO THANGS BEFORE REALLY THINKING WHAT IF

398 days ago
45.

buggsy16341    

Maybe he was behind the Aaron Carter NKOTB beat down

398 days ago
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