Aaron Hernandez's New Neck Tattoo May Indicate Behind Bars Gang Affiliation

Aaron Hernandez's New Neck Tattoo May Indicate Behind Bars Gang Affiliation
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Did Aaron Hernandez join a gang in jail?

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The former New England Patriots player, who is currently serving time murder, showed up in court with a new neck tattoo, which could be the result of him joining the Bloods gang, according to Boston.com.

Hernandez, who is being charged with the murder of two men in Boston in 2012, partially showed his new body art for the first time during a May court hearing. But on Tuesday it could be seen for the first time in full view during his hearing where a judge postponed his jury selection for trial, which was originally scheduled for Jan. 19, after both the defense attorneys and prosecutors cited a pending appeal over evidence in the case.

The words “Lifetime Loyalty” appear above a five-pointed star on his neck ink with the “Y” at the end of “loyalty” replaced by a hand making the hang-loose surfing gesture.

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Law enforcement officials believe the star is a symbol of the Bloods gang as it was not present during his first murder trial. He was found guilty and is currently serving a life sentence for the 2013 killing of a man who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s finacée.