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Aaron Hernandez and 10 Athletes Who Have Been Indicted/Convicted of Murder

Aaron Hernandez and 10 Athletes Who Have Been Indicted/Convicted of Murder

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As if it couldn’t get any worse for Aaron Hernandez, he gets indicted for a double murder charge that took place in 2012. To think this is where someone who was going to get paid a lot of money to play professional football ended up is sickening. Unfortunately, several athletes fall into a life of crime. Along with Hernandez, here are 10 professional athletes who have been indicted or convicted of murder.

Oscar Pistorious

Oscar Pistorious Murder
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Oscar Pistorious

Oscar Pistorious Murder
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Oscar Pistorius is a Paralympic gold medalist who is currently on trial for the alleged murder of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, after he shot her thinking she was an intruder in his home.

Robert Rozier

Robert Rozier Murder
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Robert Rozier

Robert Rozier Murder
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Former NFL player Robert Rozier admitted to killing seven people in the name of “The Brotherhood,” a black supremacist cult. After serving 10 years of his 22-year sentence, he was freed from prison. However, he’s currently serving 25 years to life for check fraud.

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

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Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

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Middleweight boxer Rubin Carter was wrongfully convicted of a triple-homicide in 1996. Nearly 20 years later, a judge overturned his conviction after he came to the conclusion that “Hurricane” never received a fair trial.

Eric Naposki

Eric Naposki Murder
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Eric Naposki

Eric Naposki Murder
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Former NFL linebacker Eric Naposki is currently serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in the shooting of William McLaughlin in 1994.

Gavin Grant

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Gavin Grant

Gavin Grant Murder
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English footballer Gavin Grant was accused of murder in 2006, but was cleared of the charge just two years later. In 2010, he was found guilty of killing a different person, a murder that took place in 2004. Grant is currently serving 25 years to life in prison.

Mark Rogowski

Mark Rogowski Murder
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Mark Rogowski

Mark Rogowski Murder
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Former professional skateboarder Mark Rogowski raped and murdered Jessica Bergsten, who was a friend of his ex-girlfriend, Brandi McClain. Rogowski was said to have stalked McClain, which seemed to have played a role in the Bergsten murder case. He’s currently serving a 31-year sentence in prison.

Hiroshi Ogawa

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Hiroshi Ogawa

Hiroshi Ogawa Murder
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Japanese baseball player Hiroshi Ogawa was convicted of first-degree murder in the drowning of Kazuko Nishiuchi. Ogawa was so far in financial debt that he attempted to rob the house of the chairman of a waste plant. However, Nishiuchi, who was the housekeeper at the home, didn’t allow him in, which led to her death.

Ray Lewis

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Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Murder
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Ray Lewis was indicted for murder in 2000 after a fight broke out during a party following Super Bowl XXXIV. Two men were stabbed to death by alleged attackers Lewis and two friends. All charges against Lewis were dropped once he agreed to testify against the other two men who were indicted.

O.J. Simpson

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O.J. Simpson

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O.J. Simpson was a part of one of the most publicized murder trials in history. He was charged with the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend, Ron Goldman. However, he was acquitted of both murder charges after his lawyers convinced the jury of his peers that it couldn’t have been he who committed the crime.

Aaron Hernandez

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Aaron Hernandez

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Aaron Hernandez is currently in jail awaiting trial of the murder of Odin Lloyd. Unfortunately for him, that appears to be just one of several people he has killed. On May 15, the former football player was indicted for the murder of Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Teixeira Furtado.