Jets’ David Nelson Says Aaron Hernandez Was “Who He Hung Out With”

David Nelson

While former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is in jail awaiting trial on first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd, former college teammate David Nelson appeared on WFAN’s Boomer and Carton to talk about him.

From CBS Sports:

“You know, there was definitely some tendencies — I’d be lying to you if I said their wasn’t — but it was a huge surprise,” Nelson told Boomer Esiason on whether he was shocked to learn Hernandez had been charged with murder.

“I was in Haiti when I got the call (about Hernandez) — somebody from Sports Illustrated called me in Haiti and said ‘I want to talk to you about Aaron Hernandez,'” Nelson continued. “… They told me the situation and it really shocked me. Because this is a guy I saw get into a fight in practice and crying 15 minutes later because he had just hurt his teammate.

“So this was a guy who was extremely sensitive, he was extremely vulnerable, but the thing is, he was who he hung out with. So if he was hanging out with somebody he was very influenced.”