Aaron Hernandez’s brother arrested after throwing brick on ESPN campus

DJ Hernandez, the older brother of Aaron Hernandez, was recently arrested for throwing a brick at ESPN headquarters. His attack on the media failed.

Turns out Aaron Rodgers isn’t the only celebrity who hates the media.

Aaron Hernandez’s older brother, Dennis “DJ” Hernandez, was arrested in Bristol, Connecticut last Thursday after throwing a brick on ESPN’s campus.

Prior to the incident, police were asked to perform a wellness check on Hernandez, who lived in Connecticut. According to police documents obtained by TMZ, Hernandez then took an Uber to ESPN’s main campus in Bristol and threw a plastic bag with a brick inside and a handwritten note onto ESPN’s property.

The note said:

To all media,

It’s time you all realized (sic) the effect the media has on all family members. Since you are a global leader, perhaps you could direct how media and messages are delivered brick by brick. Clean that!

Sincerely, Dennis J. Hernandez.

That incident was just the latest in Hernandez’s run-ins with Connecticut police, as he also got into trouble for various motor vehicle crimes last month.

DJ Hernandez, brother of Aaron Hernandez, continues to stir up trouble in Bristol

Being famous for being someone’s brother isn’t usually a good thing, and DJ Hernandez still seems reeling from his brother’s death six years ago.

In 2017, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez killed himself in prison after being charged with first-degree murder, leaving behind a controversial NFL legacy.

DJ Hernandez was not as successful in his own football career and only played for the University of Connecticut while his brother left and was drafted in the fourth round by the Patriots.

Following the brick-throwing incident, Hernandez confessed to police that he went to ESPN headquarters, and he was later released. His court date is set for early April. Predictably, Hernandez will be arrested for trespassing if he ever sets foot on ESPN’s campus again.

Her brother’s death clearly continues to haunt Hernandez, who wrote a book in 2018 under the name Jonathan Hernandez, choosing to use his middle name instead of his first name.

All things considered, Hernandez’s attack on ESPN and the media seems tame and contains no serious threat. Let’s hope he gets the support and help he needs to move on from his family’s ugly past.


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