National Trial Lawyers member Jose Baez promises “shocking revelations” in his new book about defending NFL star Aaron Hernandez on murder charges, according to the Associated Press. Unnecessary Roughness: The Life and Death of Aaron Hernandez is scheduled for release in August, and publisher Hachette says it will be the “definitive, insider” story on Hernandez, who was found hanging in his cell last April. Hernandez’s fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, cooperated with Baez on the book, and has written a foreword. After his death, doctors discovered that Hernandez had the most severe case of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) ever seen in a person his age, according to The Washington Post. Hernandez was 27 and a former tight end for the New England Patriots.
NTL member Jose Baez says tests on the brain of Aaron Hernandez reveal the former NFL player suffered from severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and that Hernandez’s daughter is suing the NFL and the New England Patriots for leading Hernandez to believe the sport was safe. Baez says the tests reveal that Hernandez had one of the most severe cases of CTE ever seen in someone of his age. Baez defended Hernandez when he was acquitted of the 2012 drive-by shootings of two men in Boston. Hernandez committed suicide while still in prison for the shooting death of Odin Lloyd. The Associated Press reports that the lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Boston claims the NFL and the Patriots denied Avielle Hernandez of her father’s companionship.