Aaron Hernandez: Angel Dust Fiend, Paranoid, Gun-Toting Gangster?

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A Rolling Stone investigative report into the background of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez makes some surprising allegations about the jailed athlete.

Most notably, the magazine's profile claims the ex-New England Patriot was a regular user of PCP (phencyclidine), known as “angel dust” or “wet.”

Though PCP’s street name links it to heaven, angel dust has been notorious for its association with devilish, extremely gruesome violent crimes.

The 23-year-old was indicted for first-degree murder this month. He's accused of orchestrating the execution-style slaying of Odin Lloyd this summer.

The story tries to explain why this superstar athlete was ensnared by drugs, guns and a life of violence. Here are some of RS' primary revelations:

  • Aaron Hernandez was a heavy user of angel dust, and had become so paranoid over the last year that he carried a gun wherever he went.
  • He surrounded himself with a cohort of gangsters.
  • He cut himself off from his family and teammates.
  • Hernandez had so infuriated head coach Bill Belichick with missed practices and thug-life stunts that he was "one misstep from being cut."
  • His college coach, Urban Meyer, may have helped cover up failed drug tests, along with two violent incidents involving the Florida star.
  • His parents, Dennis and Terri, had criminal records.
  • Terri allegedly cheated on Dennis before his death with a drug dealer named Jeffrey Cummings, then married Cummings after Dennis died.
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