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Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty Of 1st-Degree Murder

Aaron Hernandez was found guilty for the shooting death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd.He will serve life without the possibility of parole at MCI Cedar Junction, a maximum-security prison in Walpole, Mass. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Aaron Hernandez was found guilty for the shooting death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd.He will serve life without the possibility of parole at MCI Cedar Junction, a maximum-security prison in Walpole, Mass. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found guilty Wednesday for the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. He faces a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Hernandez is also charged in a 2012 double-slaying in Boston. He will stand trial for the July 2012 shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.

Only A Game spoke with journalist Jeff  Benedict back in 2013 about the link between football and crime and how NFL teams can avoid drafting players with character issues. At the time, Benedict was hopeful NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would come down hard on athletes with off-the-field issues. This, of course, came before the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson scandals.

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