Aaron Hernandez’s brother arrested for throwing bricks at ESPN
The brother of the late NFL star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez was arrested last week after he allegedly threw a threatening brick at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut, TMZ report.
Authorities say Dennis “DJ” Hernandez arrived at the popular ESPN campus around 3 p.m. on March 23 after police were called to perform a welfare check on the DJ, according to police documents.
Aaron Hernandez’s brother arrested for throwing bricks through an ESPN window
The 36-year-old allegedly said he wanted to smash windows in the State Capital and at ESPN.
Security at the sports network told police that an Uber arrived at one of their gates, but was turned away, prompting passengers to get out of the vehicle and throw something before getting back in the car and running away.
Authorities investigated this object and found it to be a large brick in a white plastic bag with a handwritten note inside.
Dennis Hernandez was arrested last week after allegedly throwing bricks at ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol. https://t.co/gCMtxJDFJ3
– Channel WFSB 3 (@WFSBnews) March 28, 2023
Handwritten note glued to the brick calling for “All media” to influence family members
“To all media,” police said the message was read. “It is time for all of you to realize the impact media has on all family members. Since you are a worldwide leader, you can lead how media and messages are delivered brick by brick. Clean it up!”
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Police then spoke to a security guard who witnessed the incident, who told them they were “90% certain” that the man who threw it was DJ, Aaron’s brother and was a former Team 1 soccer player.
They eventually found the DJ, who admitted to being at ESPN but “didn’t want to talk about the incident.”
Aaron Hernandez’s brother Dennis DJ Hernandez was arrested for throwing bricks at ESPN headquarters; Here’s what the DJ said to the global leader in a handwritten note with no tiles attached https://t.co/dd6soMlBkp pic.twitter.com/m4Bkwb3Y5L
— Robert Littal BSO (@BSO) March 27, 2023
DJ Hernandez no longer allowed at ESPN facility, charged with breach of peace
He was arrested and charged with violating a peaceful order, however he was released with the promise to appear in court next month.
He is no longer welcome at ESPN offices and will be arrested for trespassing if he returns, according to the outlet.
The eldest of the Hernandez brothers grew up with Aaron in Bristol. and chose to adopt the middle name Jonathan after his brother’s murder case.
The DJ later wrote a book about Aaron, “The Truth About Aaron: A Journey to Understanding My Brother,” after the former New England Patriots star hanged himself at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts.