Bizarre behavior

Aaron Hernandez’s former teammate says he once exposed his genitals while talking about gay sex

A former teammate of Aaron Hernandez is speaking out about the late NFL star’s bizarre behavior in a lengthy new profile published by The Boston Globe.

Former Patriots receiver Brandon Lloyd tells the Globe that Hernandez was a difficult person to work with.

“There would be swings where he’d be the most hyper-masculine, aggressive individual in the room, where he’d be ready to fight somebody in fits of rage,” Lloyd recalls. “Or he’d be the most sensitive person in the room, talking about cuddling with his mother. Or he’d ask me, ‘Do you think I’m good enough to play?’”

Lloyd says he was warned about Hernandez’s erratic behavior by Wes Welker, a six-year veteran of the team.

“He is looking at me wide-eyed. And he says, ‘I just want to warn you that [Hernandez] is going to talk about being bathed by his mother,’” Lloyd recalls. “’He’s going to have his genitalia out in front of you while you’re sitting on your stool. He’s going to talk about gay sex. Just do your best to ignore it. Even walk away.’’’

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According to the Lloyd, Hernandez often behaved erratically at practice, engaging in “child-like” and “disruptive” behavior and once threatening to “f*ck up” a teammate at training camp.

Another time he allegedly exposed his genitals to teammates while talking about “gay sex”.

Hernandez was convicted of murdering Odin Lloyd in 2013. In 2017, he killed himself in his prison cell. Shortly after his death, rumors that Hernandez had a gay jailhouse lover began swirling. His fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, has repeatedly denied the rumors.

In August, she put out a statement that read, in part:

There has been much speculation about Aaron’s sexuality since his death. I can say this: Aaron was very much a man to me. I saw no indication that he was gay or homosexual. I wish I had known how he felt, just so we could have talked about it. I wouldn’t have disowned him. I would have been supportive. I can’t fault him if he was feeling that way. When you love someone so much you just want to be there to support them. The fact that he felt he couldn’t come out to me or he couldn’t tell me these things hurts, because we had that bond. I’ve accepted that he may have been the way he was said to be, or that it may not be true. Regardless, I won’t know.

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