Aaron Hernandez net worth and salary: Aaron Hernandez is an American football player who has a net worth of $8 million dollars. Aaron Hernandez was born in Bristol, Connecticut and set multiple state and national records as a wide receiver for Bristol Central High School. He was named the Connecticut Gatorade Football Player of the Year his senior year. He went on to attend the University of Florida, and played for the Gators from 2007-2009. He won the John Mackey Award while with the team and was a first-team All-American. The New England Patriots drafted him in 2010. He played very well for the Patriots, and until recently, was one half of what has been called the most successful tight end pairing in NFL history, with Rob Gronkowski. He was released from the Patriots in mid-June 2013, after being charged with first-degree murder and gun-related charges. He has also been sued for allegedly shooting a man in the face at a Miami club, and is under investigation for a double murder that took place in Boston in 2012. In August 2012 Aaron Hernandez signed a 7 year $41 million contract with the Patriots that came with $16.5 million in guaranteed money and a $12.5 million signing bonus. He was set to earn $1.3 million in 2014, $2.3 million in 2015, $5 million in 2016 and $6 million in 2017. He would also would have been elligible for a variety of lucrative bonuses based on performance and tenure. Unfortunately, due to his arrest, Hernandez was dropped from The Patriots.