Found November 08, 2012 on NESN.com:
Aaron Hernandez just turned 23 on Tuesday. Three seasons into his NFL career and the talented tight end is still one of the youngest players on the Patriots. While his youth should continue to show on the field, Hernandez knows it’s time to grow up. Hernandez’s wife gave birth to the couple’s first child, Avielle Janelle, on Tuesday, a gift Hernandez called “the best birthday gift you could have.” A humbled Hernandez glowed about the new addition to his family after practice on Thursday, even referring to his newborn daughter as “life changing.” “I’m feeling pretty good, and I’m happy. Definitely a life changer,” Hernandez said with an uncontrollable smile. “Every time I come [from] the stadium, I can’t wait to go see her, and she’s a cutie. And basically I can’t wait to go back and look at my daughter.” Hernandez’s excitement is a feeling shared by many parents at the sight of their new children. But even at 23, Hernandez understands his days of failed drug tests — which h
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