Aaron Hernandez signed his five-year and near-$40 million extension earlier this week and then opened up to the media. The tight end said he thought this would be the case.
“I knew it was coming, just cause, when [Rob Gronkowski] got it, I knew there was a good chance I was next in line,” he said. “Now that it happened, it’s definitely a blessing, and [I'll] take it in. I’m excited to go on with my life.”
He spoke to reporters at the Patriots’ Charitable Foundation Gala and said the whole experience made him very emotional.
“As soon as we started talking about contracts, I was emotional from that day on,” he said. “Honestly, it’s hard for me here [at the gala] to stay, keeping my mind off it, and it’s just, like I said, it’s surreal. Probably when I’m done with this conversation I’ll get some tears in my eyes "
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