Aaron Hernandez Net Worth
Aaron Hernandez net worth and salary: Aaron Hernandez was an American football player who had a net worth of $50 thousand at the time of his death in 2017. During his brief NFL career, Aaron earned a total of around $11 million in NFL salary. The vast majority of his earnings came from the signing bonus Aaron received in 2012 upon signing a 5-year $40 million contract with the Patriots. He would only earn around $10 million of that contract. After being arrested on murder charges in 2013, Aaron was released from the Patriots and therefore missed out on all future payments from the contract. During his murder trial, it was revealed that Aaron was nearly broke and was attempting to liquidate assets such as his house and Hummer to cover legal bills.
Aaron Hernandez was born on November 6, 1989 in Bristol, Connecticut. He set multiple state and national records as a wide receiver for Bristol Central High School. During his senior year, he was named the Connecticut Gatorade Football Player of the Year. Aaron went on to attend the University of Florida where he 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 Aaron in 2010. Despite being one of the best college prospects in the draft, Aaron was a very low pick. This was likely due to the fact that Aaron came with quite a bit of personal baggage and controversial tendencies from his days as a Gator.
He played very well for the Patriots. He was one half of what has been called the most successful tight end pairing in NFL history, with Rob Gronkowski. Aaron earned $540,000 base salary in his first NFL season.
Aaron was released from the Patriots in mid-June 2013, after he was charged with first-degree murder and gun-related charges. He was also sued for allegedly shooting a man in the face at a Miami club, and soon became under investigation for a double murder that took place in Boston in 2012. He was indicted in August 2013. On April 15, 2015 he was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to serve life in prison. On April 19, 2017, Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell.
Aaron Hernandez salary and contracts: In August 2012, Aaron Hernandez signed a 5-year $40 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 eligible for a variety of lucrative bonuses based on performance and tenure. It has been estimated that Aaron missed out on at least $30 million in potential future contracts. After being released, the Patriots successfully refused to pay Aaron $3.5 million worth of guaranteed money, $1.323 million base salary and an $82,000 workout bonus.
|Net Worth:||$50 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||Nov 6, 1989 - Apr 19, 2017 (27 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Profession:||American football player|
|Nationality:||United States of America|