D.J. Hernandez, Aaron Hernandez’s older brother, was recently arrested for throwing a brick at ESPN’s headquarters. His attack on the media fell short.
Turns out Aaron Rodgers isn’t the only media-hating celebrity out there.
Aaron Hernandez’s older brother, Dennis “D.J.” Hernandez, was arrested in Bristol, Connecticut last Thursday after he threw a brick at ESPN’s campus.
Prior to the incident, the police were asked to perform a welfare check on Hernandez, who lived in Connecticut. According to police documents obtained by TMZ, Hernandez then allegedly took an Uber to ESPN’s main campus in Bristol and threw a plastic bag with a brick inside and a handwritten note onto ESPN’s property.
The note read:
To all media outlets,
It’s about time you all realeyes [sic] the affect media has on all family members. Since you’re a world wide leader maybe you could lead how media and messages are delivered brick by brick. Clean it up!
Yours truly, Dennis J. Hernandez.
This incident was just the latest of Hernandez’s run-ins with the Connecticut police, as he also got in trouble for various motor vehicle-related crimes this past month.
D.J. Hernandez, Aaron Hernandez’s brother, continues to stir up trouble in Bristol
Being famous for being someone’s brother usually isn’t a good thing, and D.J. Hernandez still appears to be reeling from his brother’s death six years ago.
In 2017, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in prison after being charged with first-degree murder, leaving behind a controversial legacy in the NFL.
D.J. Hernandez hadn’t enjoyed nearly as much success in his own football career and only played for the University of Connecticut while his brother went off and got drafted in the fourth round by the Patriots.
In the aftermath of the brick-throwing incident, Hernandez confessed to the police that he visited ESPN headquarters, and he was subsequently released. His court date is set for early April. As to be expected, Hernandez will be arrested for trespassing if he sets foot on ESPN’s campus again.
His brother’s death clearly continues to haunt Hernandez, who wrote a book in 2018 under the name Jonathan Hernandez, opting to use his middle name instead of his first name.
All things considered, Hernandez’s attack on ESPN and the media feels tame and didn’t contain any serious threats. Hopefully, he gets the support and help he needs to move on from his family’s ugly past.