The highly anticipated documentary based upon the life of NFL star Aaron Hernandez hit Netflix on Wednesday. A limited series document adds a new depth to a never-heard-before story.
Even though the documentary breaks down the troubled life of Aaron Hernandez, it also depicts the factors that triggered him into taking the life of Odin Llyod.
- Netflix’s latest documentary on Aaron Hernandez
- Dwelling deep into the life of Hernandez and Simpson
- The curious case of OJ Simpson
The entire story and history of the Aaron Hernandez case fall close on the heels of OJ Simpson. OJ Simpson is another convict and a former NFL sportsman who played for the Buffalo Bills.
However, he garnered international media attention for murdering his wife and her friend back in 1994. His case was extensively covered by national and international media. It also accounted for the most publicized event in American history.
Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez
The documentary is a telltale that depicts the highly incomprehensible and appalling downfall of Aaron Hernandez. But who was Aaron Hernandez?
Aaron Joseph Hernandez was a former National Football League star who played for the New England Patriots. Hernandez career hit a dead-end in 2013 after he got arrested for murdering Odin Lloyd. Before his murder, Odin was a linebacker for NFL’s Boston Bandits.
Aaron was operating on the edge; he had trouble with drugs, guns and violence. Not only this, Aaron had a history of concussion-related injuries. At the drop of a hat, he could become angry and violent.
Posthumously, Hernandez was diagnosed with severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Hernandez took his own life in 2017 by hanging himself with a bedsheet from the jail where he was confined.
People vs OJ Simpson
Once a popular figure in the American sports world, OJ Simpson made an overnight headline when he was arrested on the ground of murdering his wife and her friend. His case caught limelight nearly 22 later when the documentary People vs OJ Simpson unravelled the startling facts into his story.
Now 26 years later, OJ Simpson’s case has begun to resurface with the release of Aaron Hernandez’s documentary on Netflix. OJ Simpson’s and Aaron Hernandez’s trial are strikingly similar. Both have been former NFL players convicted and tried for different counts of murders.
However, OJ Simpson’s case stands out for one outlining detail. Unlike Aaron Hernandez’s case, OJ Simpson walked free of any charges.
He had hired a celebrity lawyer vis-à-vis his team of influential defense lawyers referred to as the dream team. His pursuit, arrest, and subsequent murder trial was watched by millions of Americans on live National TV. The evidence did not merit a conviction leading to his acquittal.
Indeed, Aaron Hernandez’s documentary has invoked a fresh stir of debate around OJ Simpson’s acquittal. Let us know what do you think on the comment section below.