Aaron Hernandez Once Jokingly Told NFL Reporter Ian Rapaport That He’d Kill Him
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport once had an extremely uncomfortable exchange with Aaron Hernandez when he was a beat reporter for The Patriots.
Rapoport shared a conversation he had with Hernandez when they first met in the Patriots locker room in which the disgraced former Pats star jokingly threatened to kill him.
Via The MMQB
There weren’t a lot of guys that were just hanging out in the locker room, especially during those years, so we would hang out and we would talk. When we first exchanged numbers, he called me over and said, “Hey I just want you to know, you’re my guy. If you need anything let me know, I will help you out if I can. But I just want you to know, if you f— me over, I’ll kill you.” I sort of laughed a little bit, and I said, “Don’t worry, I got you, I’ll take care of you.” It was me and this other reporter from CBS Sports, WIlliam Bendetson, and he was standing there and had listened and we kind of turned to each other and both laughed. And then the first text I got after it became clear that Hernandez was the suspect in the murder investigation was from William Bendetson, who was like, Hey remember that day in the locker room?
That pretty fucking scary, thankfully Rapoport never pissed of Hernandez.