Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots star who took his own life while serving a prison sentence for murder, was sexually abused as a child, according to an investigation by the Boston Globe.
The Boston Globe recently launched a six-part series that dives into the life of former National Football League player Aaron Hernadez.
The team's investigation included interviews with Hernandez's former teammates, friends and family members and recordings of nearly 300 phone calls Hernandez made from prison while serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013. Some of the beatings could be attributed to Dennis' drinking.
Since Aaron Hernandez's prison suicide in April 2017, SanSoucie has come out as gay and thinks his late friend and teammate would be proud of him. Neither was willing to identify the perpetrator to the Globe.
That, he said, just made it worse. Jonathan declined to say more to the Globe about this revelation.
"I remember [Aaron] wanted to be a cheerleader", Jonathan said. Smoking marijuana wasn't the only thing Aaron and Dennis enjoyed together though.
Aaron Hernandez in court in 2013.
The Globe also spoke to one of Hernandez' childhood teammates, Dennis SanSoucie, who claimed he had a homosexual relationship with Hernandez in middle school and high school.
He recalled one instance where he and Aaron were walking near the high school on the first day of their junior year when they "were baked".
"Me and him were very much into trying to hide what we were doing", SanSouice told the Globe. "We didn't want people to know".
Though he did not elaborate, Jonathan also told the paper that his brother had been molested while he was young.