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Netflix series examines 'perfect storm' that felled NFL star

AARON HERNANDEZ
Posted at 4:52 AM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 06:08:54-05

BY WILLIAM J. KOLE, AP — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's meteoric rise and fall still fascinates more than two years after he killed himself in prison, and now it's the subject of a new documentary.

Netflix is releasing “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez” on Jan. 15.

The three-part series examines the troubled past of the New England Patriots tight end.

Hernandez was 27 when he took his own life in 2017 while serving a life sentence for murder.

Doctors say he had a degenerative brain disease linked to head blows commonplace in the NFL.

Netflix says the documentary sheds new light on an athlete “who seemingly had it all.”