Aaron Hernandez Sold His Jersey Number for $50K To Fund Drug Deal

Aaron Hernandez

According to Yahoo Sport Former New England Patriot and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez's defense lawyer, Jose Baez, is releasing a book about his time spent with Hernandez leading up to his murder convictions. In Unnecessary Roughness: Inside the Trial and Final Days of Aaron Hernandez, Baez claims Hernandez sold his jersey number to Chad Ochocinco for $50K. Baez states that Hernandez then took that money to "float" as an investment in a drug deal. According to Baez, Aaron made $70K in profit off that initial $50K investment.

“Aaron figured Ocho Cinco [sic] might want to wear number 85 with the Patriots so he approached Ocho Cinco [sic] and offered to sell him the number for $75,000, [...] Mr. Cinco balked at the price and countered with $50,000. Aaron accepted, gave him the number, and went back to the number 81 he had in college. Aaron took the money and floated it to his cousin’s husband, T.L. Singleton, who gave Aaron back $120,000.” 

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