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Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee addresses one big rumor following the former NFL player’s suicide Twitter/Every Day Life

Following the death of Aaron Hernandez, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez — the former football player’s fiancee — has been speaking out on many topics about Hernandez in a two-part interview on the Dr. Phil television program.

One of the rumors that Jenkins-Hernandez addressed was over Hernandez’s sexuality, as rumors ran rampant following Hernandez’s death about an alleged prison relationship with Kyle Kennedy, another inmate serving with Hernandez in Souza-Baranowski Correction Center in Massachusetts.

“I had no indication or any feeling that he was [gay],” Jenkins-Hernandez said on Dr. Phil video released on Tuesday. “He was very much a man to me. I don’t know where this came from. It’s embarrassing, in a sense. It’s hurtful, regardless if it’s true or not. It’s just not something that I saw, it’s not something that I believe. It’s just not him.”

All of the controversy comes after Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell back in April in what was ruled a suicide. Hernandez committed suicide just a week after he had been found not guilty of the murders of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. Hernandez was still serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, but Hernandez’s legal team was preparing to appeal that decision after the not-guilty verdict in the double-murder case.

Hernandez was drafted in 2010 by the New England Patriots after a standout career as a tight end at the University of Florida. His NFL career came to a stunning end in June of 2013 when he was arrested for the murder of Lloyd after a short investigation.

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Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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