Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.

10 EpisodesProduced by The Boston Globe | Wondery

Football star Aaron Hernandez went from the bright lights of the Super Bowl to a convicted murderer in a few years. The Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team, best known for its investigation of the sexual abuse scandal inside the Catholic Church, takes a hard look at the crisis facing football through the … read more

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Introducing Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez & Football Inc.

October 2nd, 2018

2:21

Football star Aaron Hernandez went from the bright lights of the Super Bowl to a convicted murderer in a few years. The Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team, best known for its investigation of the sexual abuse scandal inside …

Hail Mary | 1

October 15th, 2018

35:28

When Aaron Hernandez was found hanging from a bedsheet in a maximum security prison cell in Massachusetts, he joined a growing number of former football players who’d taken their own lives. But he was the only one who …

Bristol | 2

October 15th, 2018

35:48

Aaron Hernandez was an exceptional athlete from an early age, a star in his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut. His father was a charismatic ex-athlete …

Gator Nation | 3

October 23rd, 2018

35:02

Aaron Hernandez was one of eight players who graduated high school early to join the powerhouse University of Florida football team. Six of them …

The Patriot Way | 4

October 30th, 2018

43:59

Aaron Hernandez was enjoying success on the field, but in his third season with the Patriots, the fragile balance of his life tipped. There were …

Erasing Aaron | 5

November 6th, 2018

41:02

With his arrest, Hernandez traded in his jersey number for an inmate number in the Massachusetts prison system. His voice was rarely heard from again in public -- but he spent hours talking on the phone from inside …

Beauty & Violence | 6

November 13th, 2018

32:26

In life, Aaron Hernandez weighed 240 pounds. In death, the most important part of his body was just over 3 pounds. When researchers analyzed his brain they were shocked by what they found. A lifetime of football had …

Interview | 7

November 20th, 2018

23:28

Aaron Hernandez died in 2017 but his life still raises questions. On this special episode Liz Dolan, host of “Safe For Work” and “Satellite Sisters,” …

Playing Through Pain | 8

January 29th, 2019

32:02

The New England Patriots are in the Super Bowl again, and many current NFL players are feeling the physical toll the season has taken. Aaron …

Introducing Confronting: O.J. Simpson

June 12th, 2019

8:41

June 12th marks twenty-five years since the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Now, Kim Goldman, sister of Ron Goldman, is going back …

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