Originally written July 22, 2013 on NESN.com:
When the Patriots selected Aaron Hernandez in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL draft, his mother Terri might have thought she was living out a dream come true. But about two months later, she probably felt like she was stuck in a nightmare. Aaron Hernandez’ father Dennis died in Jan. 2006 after suffering a fatal infection following a routine hernia surgery. Three years later, his mother remarried to a man named Jeffrey Cummings in Jan. 2009. But the relationship didn’t go too well. In June 2010, two months after the Patriots drafted Hernandez and less than one month after he signed his first NFL contract, Cummings attacked and stabbed Terri Hernandez inside her Bristol, Conn., home, according to The Daily Beast. She suffered cuts on her face and shoulder from the incident. Cummings, who already had a criminal record for domestic violence, was arrested, charged and convicted of slashing her in the assault. Terri divorced Cummings in Dec. 2010, while he was in prison serving a two-yea...
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