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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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106 COMMENTS

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46.

Barbara Doppes    

Hartford gangs were not good-

396 days ago
47.

purejuice    

somebody's trying to kill you? this is the paula deen defense.

396 days ago
48.

blockboy970    

Yall gon learn dday.Tmz sucks.

396 days ago
49.

shaun    

Hey guys thats not nice

396 days ago
50.

mrsrich    

The folk after him are due to the drive by shooting he did Jul 2012, not high school. And he killed Odin b/c Odin was talking too much. Hernandez is a gangster in a Patriot's uniform. Wish he played in TX so they could fry his ass.

396 days ago
51.

tucker    

He was afraid? Oh gee, if only he could afford security ...

396 days ago
52.

Sara    

Who ever wrote this bullsh*t story should be ashamed of themselves. NO BODY LISTEN TO WHAT THE MEDIA IS TELLING YOU ABOUT AARONS PAST! IT IS ALL FALSE! I GREW UP WITH AARON WE WERE FRIENDS FROM KINDERGARDEN! HE WAS NEVER EVER IN A GANG! EVER! BRISTOL IS NOT "THE HOOD" IT IS A NICE TOWN THAT ANYONE WOULD LOVE TO RAISE THEIR CHILDREN! DONT BELIEVE ANYTHING YOU READ!!!!!!!

396 days ago
53.

Kschappert    

Hernandez grew up in a poor area of Bristol. In a rough neighborhood. With gangs around. Still-- no excuse--could have changed his behavior

395 days ago
54.

Patsies    

Bull...Hernandez loves the gang life and was, is and will always be a Bully!!! Sorry excuse for a human being ...... never mind for an NFL role model!!! The Patriots and the rest of the NFL need to clean up their roster of such trash!!!

395 days ago
55.

Shey    

Drugs will make you paranoid..

395 days ago
56.

alvah    

Negro please! That's is why they have gated communities w/ security guards. What? Do you think some street gang going to do a ninja like creep on an all white enclave? You go me ****ed up, I can barely get on the highway let alone some suburbs w/o being pulled over.

394 days ago
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