It seems like every few months there’s a new book or documentary or TV special about NFL-star-turned-convicted-killer Aaron Hernandez.
Netflix will premiere Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez on January 15. Meanwhile, Investigation Discovery just announced its own Hernandez doc Aaron Hernandez: An ID Murder Mystery, which airs January 20.
Just to recap: The 27-year-old former Patriots star was serving a life sentence for murder when he was found dead in his prison cell in 2017. The cause of death was ruled a suicide. Afterwards, rumors quickly began circulating that Hernandez was either gay or bisexual
Investigation Discovery spoke to Dennis SanSoucie, a US Marine who claims he and Hernandez were secret boyfriends in high school.
SanSoucie alleges that he and Hernandez first began a sexual relationship in middle school and that it continued throughout high school.
“We prided ourselves on sports and if anyone knew that we had gay sexual activity together our lives would be ruined,” SanSoucie recalls.
“It didn’t matter what age we were, we wouldn’t even know how to live with ourselves. We had shared some sexual activity together and it continued into high school but we didn’t want anyone to know.”
After high school, SanSoucie joined the Marines. He finally decided to come out to his family and friends after Hernandez’s suicide in 2017.
“Me and Aaron always had a great relationship and bond, but in middle school it had progressed to just more than friends,” SanSoucie says.
He continues, “We were just in complete denial of what was really going on. But I think it was something that we both were naturally born with.”
Prior to speaking with Investigation Discovery, SanSourcie gave an in-depth interview with The Boston Globe in 2018 about his relationship with the NFL star.