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Aaron Hernandez

The Signs of a Gang Member

6/27/2013 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0627_aaron_hernandez_gangTMZ has obtained a photo of Aaron Hernandez throwing up gang signs often associated with the Bristol Bloods street gang in Connecticut ... while dressed head-to-toe in red clothing.

The photo was taken approximately 6 years ago, when Aaron was 17-years-old ... and a senior at Bristol Central High.

Aaron was long-rumored to be a member of the gang ... and now, with this photo -- combined with the "blood" tattoo spotted on his hand during his arraignment -- the doubt has seemingly been erased.

23-year-old Hernandez has been charged with the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. He's due back in court later today.

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SheBe    

Who smiles while throwing up gang signs?!

399 days ago
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fyre68    

Unfortunately the more you guys report on him the more he seems like he's suffering from paranoia. I can't seem to get past the fact that he was babbling about someone out to get him. Unfortunately for him that's not a viable defense. Bye bye Aaron. Don't drop the soap.

399 days ago
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MelissaM    

Seems like he's gone out of his way to erase any possible doubt in anyone's mind

399 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Mexican in a black mans' gang... hmm... the real Mexican's sure ain't gonna like that in prison.

399 days ago
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who-me    

The signs of an @sshole.

399 days ago
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tom    

what an idiot period the guy had it all what I would give for 1% of his talent or money goes to show what being in a gang will get you

399 days ago
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devilgirl    

Signs of a retard is more like it.

399 days ago
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Josh T.    

I am no Hernandez apologist, but you guys are idiots. The tattoo is clearly the beginning of a "blood, sweat & tears" tattoo. He is rumored to be a Latin King, not a Blood. You didn't have to look any further than half an inch to the right of "blood" to figure it out. What a bunch of dopes.

399 days ago
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nflsab    

Can't fix stupid !!!! some things even money can't buy , common sense is 1 of them

399 days ago
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Just Jay    

Connecticut gang? That sounds like any oxymoron, but I guess someone's cleaning the mansions. There has to be 'help' in the area.

399 days ago
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Dezzie    

All I can say is, Aaron Hernandez, You Are F****d.

399 days ago
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Janie    

What kind of "Friends" would release pictures of him like that? releasing pictures of him as a minor. Just sad... He made mistakes when he was younger clearly.. He just couldn't get his mentality out of his old ways.. Sad

399 days ago
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atxgirl    

so tired of hearing about this nobody

399 days ago
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Wow ...    

If this isn't the biggest anti gang commercial, I don't know what is. This guy could have had it all for life, living large - legally. Instead, with gang mentality he throws it all away over an argument, where a person's life is tossed like yesterdays garbage. Yet, he has no reason or excuse to declare, but "I didn't have a choice". Yeah, on the mean streets of Mass. in his million dollar hood?

399 days ago
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lovegarrison    

Guess money cant buy class, can take a person from the hood, but mentally their still a hoodrat.

399 days ago
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