After the tragic end of the life of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, one of the biggest questions that are being asked around is what will happen to his fiancée and his daughter.
Some earlier reports said that Hernandez did not have that much, considering that a huge chunk of his salary from the NFL is allocated for legal fees. Coed.com reported, however, that the athlete was able to save some considerable amount of money, resulting in a net worth of $8.2 million as of 2017.
Hernandez could have made more, considering his contract worth $40 million with the Patriots, which he signed back in 2010, but his attorney, John Fitzpatrick, confirmed in a report from Sports Illustrated in 2015 that his funds were already dwindling. "There's nothing left here as a practical matter. There's just nothing left here," said Fitzpatrick, noting that Hernandez only had a "fraction" of his contract, as he had to pay for "a platoon of lawyers," in relation to the murder charges he was facing at that time.
Furthermore, he was also barred by the courts from selling some of his properties, like his 2005 Hummer.
Hernandez was charged and convicted of first-degree murder last month, for killing semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in 2013. Before committing suicide last Wednesday, the 27-year-old athlete was already serving a life sentence without parole. Observers found the suicide as a sad development, considering that Hernandez was found to be not guilty by a jury for the murder of two men in Boston, which seemed to give him a glimmer of hope regarding his incarceration.
Furthermore, he was also implicated in the shootings of three more people, dating back to his college days at the University of Florida where he won a BCS National Championship and was named an "All-American."