Aaron Hernandez Shed Tackles, but Not His Past

Mr. Hernandez, the former N.F.L. star who was convicted of first-degree murder on Wednesday, was thought to have the golden ticket out of a rough-and-tumble upbringing in Bristol, Conn.

Mr. Hernandez, the former N.F.L. star who was convicted of first-degree murder on Wednesday, was thought to have the golden ticket out of a rough-and-tumble upbringing in Bristol, Conn.