The fiancée of late New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez says she saw no indication the football player was gay, adding she would have accepted him regardless of his sexual orientation.
In the foreword for “Unnecessary Roughness,” a book written by Hernandez’s defense attorney Jose Baez, Hernandez’s fiancée Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, 29, addresses the speculation about the NFL player’s sexuality and talks about the the grief she felt learning of his advanced chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) after his death.
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,” wrote Jenkins-Hernandez, who took Hernandez’ last name before he died. They have a daughter who is now 5 years old.
“Unnecessary Roughness” highlights Hernandez’s final year before he took his own life in a prison cell.
Hernandez, 27, was already serving a life sentence for the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd — who was dating Jenkins-Hernandez’s sister — when he contacted Baez to represent him in a separate, upcoming double murder case.
Baez, who also famously represented Casey Anthony, agreed to represent Hernandez and in 2017 the former tight end was found not guilty. Days later Hernandez was found dead in his cell of an apparent suicide. After his death, a judge overturned Hernandez’s conviction.
The book is based on intimate conversations Baez had with Hernandez in the final year of his life, according to an Amazon description.
Via: NBC News