Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.

By The Boston Globe | Wondery

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Niall
 Apr 15, 2019
Compelling podcast. Highly recommended


 Jan 29, 2019

greinketype
 Dec 20, 2018
Not a football fan but definitely a sports fan and I'm absolutely fascinated by this story. It's more than the headlines you read in the news. I absolutely listened to these the second they were released.

Description

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 lens of Aaron Hernandez’s life and terrible crimes.

From Wondery, the podcast team that brought you Dr. Death, Spotlight asks: Did a brain badly damaged by football contribute to Hernandez’s violent behavior? Did he keep secrets about his sexuality that collided with a hyper-masculine football culture? Did elite coaches and teams look the other way as Hernandez was spiraling out of control?

Spotlight uncovered new documents, audio, and interviews to go deep into the story of what happened to Aaron Hernandez, and what it means for those of us who cheer on a violent game. 


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