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Aaron Hernandez's 'Miserable' Prison Life Detailed in Reports

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In this Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez attends a pre-trial hearing at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. (David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File)

By    |   Friday, 26 May 2017 05:42 AM

Aaron Hernandez was reportedly miserable in prison and was involved in more than 100 incidents while serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd before the ex-NFL committed suicide in April.

There might have been alleged claims that the ex-NFL star was going to "run this place" while serving time behind bars, but apparently Hernandez' experience was just the opposite, according to Sporting News.

Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel spoke about Hernandez's prison experience while on 98.5 The Sports Hub's Toucher and Rich on Wednesday, CBS Boston noted.

Wetzel said Hernandez thought his life in prison would be similar to his life of freedom in terms of the control he would have over certain things and the respect he would garner.

"He talked openly and bragged to guards, 'I'm going to run this place and this place is nothing,'" Wetzel said. "It's clear, he was not running anything. His life was as miserable in prison as you would expect and perhaps want it to be for this guy. This was not the movies where he was cutting up garlic slices and getting fast food delivered or anything like that. Prisoners were fighting him, he was a target, they were trying to extort him for money, they were putting pressure on him. He was stressed out, he was both arguing all the time with guards and then seeking out their friendship, I think, because they were a little bit more of a peer group."

Hundreds of pages of documents, including incident reports and other information, were recently released, detailing more than 100 incidents the former Patriots tight end was involved in during his time in prison, CBS Boston noted.

Wetzel revealed one particular incident found in the documents -- an incident when Hernandez found himself in a fight with another inmate.

"These were vicious fights. One, they had guards trying to pull him and another inmate apart, and they had to mace them, basically, to get them to stop fighting," Wetzel said, according to Sporting News.

"There's another weird or interesting scene where he gets in a fight and he goes back to his cell, and a guard comes in and sees him, and he's kind of sitting on the bed, his hands are all red from punching somebody, he's got some marks on him, and he's kind of breathing heavy and is just sort of despondent that he had to get in this fight," Wetzel recalled from the documents. "I just think that…if you read it all, the picture I got was not somebody who was doing well with this at all. He was surviving, but it was pretty miserable."

According to Sporting News, the only time Hernandez was in better spirits was when he had a court hearing or appeal.

However, when it was time to go back to that cell, it was very depressing for Hernandez, and Wetzel thinks it's one of the reasons why the 27-year-old ultimately took his own life.

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