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Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.
Football star Aaron Hernandez went from the bright lights of the Super Bowl to a convicted murderer in a few years. The Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team, best known for its investigation of the sexual abuse scandal inside the Catholic Church, takes a hard look at the crisis facing football through the lens of Aaron Hernandez’s life and terrible crimes.From Wondery, the podcast team that brought you Dr. Death, Spotlight asks: Did a brain badly damaged by football contribute to Hernandez’s violent behavior? Did he keep secrets about his sexuality that collided with a...
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4.8 stars from 11,214 ratings
Another excellent Wondery production, this compelling investigative podcast is a must listen. I’m British, so knew very little of Aaron Hernandez, aside from the lurid press coverage of his trial and ultimate suicide. This podcast gives a fascinating insight into his downfall, from brilliant...Read full review »
True crime fan! via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/22/19
Great Investigative Reporting
Interesting & educational look at the story behind the story. Not a great look for Urban Meyer at Florida or the Patriots organization enabling bad behavior to win at any cost. Players are a disposable commodity that are paid well and used up mentally and physically for our entertainment, modern...Read full review »
gunner gg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/21/19
So well done!
This podcast is so well done. Lots of interviews and input from different people. I binged the entire series in one day! Being able to hear parts of Aaron’s phone calls was interesting as well. He came across as a bit of a monster but when you hear everything all put together, you realize he was...Read full review »
JustBrie516 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/21/19
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