Aaron Hernandez Was Tormented By Secret Gay Life, Says His Lawyer


George Leontire, a lawyer on Aaron Hernandez's defense team, has opened up about his client's sexuality in a new documentary about the football star turned murderer.

"Aaron and I talked about his sexuality. This man clearly was gay," Leontire, who is gay. said. "[He] acknowledged it. Acknowledged the immense pain that it caused him. I think that he also came out of a culture that was so negative about gay people that he exhibited some self-hatred."

Also in the doc, Aaron's college girlfriend, Alyssa Anderson, said that she figured out he was also in a relationship with a man. He denied it at the time.  But, years later, Hernandez admitted to her that he was gay. 

Last year, Aaron Hernandez killed himself in prison. He was facing life after being convicted of murdering semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez was married and had a daughter.

An autopsy of his brain revealed that the former Patriots tight end suffered from the most severe CTE ever found in a person his age.

Aaron Hernandez Uncovered airs tonight (March 17) and tomorrow on Oxygen.

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