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Gladiator
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 14,234 ratings
I don’t care about football.
There is one truth about telling a story. A well told story can keep you interested and engaged - even if the listener has no interest in the subject. This truth applies to this podcast. After watching the Aaron Hernandez story on Netflix, I listened to this podcast. It helped to continue to...Read full review »
Fiberfreak (ruthee) via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/28/20
Well done!
I didn’t know what to expect but this was very educational. I really enjoyed how the series focused on his childhood, the sport the crime the injury and what could have been done; other than being super fixated on his sexuality or his suicide note. Thank you!
MindonMirror via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/27/20
Dang!
What a well done podcast!! I binged it in 3 days because I was hooked. We as a society definitely contribute to the NFL culture and the pressure the players deal with. It’s kinda sad Aaron crashed and burned. Thanks wonderly for sharing this story.
Karrieann425 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/27/20
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