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Hernandez’s uncle killed in moped accident


Cue The Twilight Zone music.

Last month, a member of Aaron Hernandez’s family living in Bristol, Connecticut died in an automobile accident.  On Saturday, it happened again.

According to the Hartford Courant, Hernandez’s uncle died in a moped accident.

Robert J. Valentine, 49, was driving a moped that struck a curb, throwing him to the ground.  Valentine, the brother of Hernandez’s mother, was not wearing a helmet.

There’s no indication that Valentine had any connection to or information about the murders for which Hernandez currently is being investigated.  Police reportedly wanted to speak with the other family member who died last month, Thaddeus Simon III.  Simon was the son-in-law of Andres Valderrama, the uncle of Aaron Hernandez’s whose home has been searched multiple times by police.

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34 Responses to “Hernandez’s uncle killed in moped accident”
  1. turkjones says: Aug 4, 2013 12:57 AM

    It would be inhuman to not feel bad for Hernandez’s mom and the rest of his family. They can’t catch a break

  2. Sports King of this world says: Aug 4, 2013 1:00 AM

    Wow!!! Must horrible being a Hernandez right now.

  3. tonybabo20 says: Aug 4, 2013 1:09 AM

    I’m a conspiracy kind of guy so ill just say that before I say I think there is so much more going on with this story then we know. I don’t believe in coincidences. Something is up!!!! This gets more bizarre every week.

  4. 00maltliquor says: Aug 4, 2013 1:29 AM

    what the hells going on here!?

  5. swaggyy says: Aug 4, 2013 1:32 AM


  6. mogogo1 says: Aug 4, 2013 1:34 AM

    I feel sorry for Hernandez’s mom.

  7. llcriticll says: Aug 4, 2013 6:47 AM

    I would be emotionally drained if i was a kid in this family with all the deaths going on.

  8. reesesteel23 says: Aug 4, 2013 6:49 AM

    You have got to be kidding me

  9. eagleswin says: Aug 4, 2013 6:54 AM

    Is it just me or are people around Hernandez dying awfully conveniently of “accidents” exactly when he doesn’t need them testifying?

    The next person is going to slip in the tub.

  10. thegonz13 says: Aug 4, 2013 7:26 AM

    This is getting weirder by the second…

  11. opinevain says: Aug 4, 2013 8:18 AM


  12. camcameronsucks says: Aug 4, 2013 8:55 AM

    I’m not a detective or anything but this seems….fishy?

  13. phinfan says: Aug 4, 2013 9:00 AM

    You cant make this stuff up

  14. billsfan1 says: Aug 4, 2013 9:13 AM

    I realize that this wasn’t the Uncle in question, and RIP to this guy… but this just keeps getting weird…

  15. johnnyb216 says: Aug 4, 2013 9:13 AM

    Killed? Or MURDERED!?

  16. thebigtim2012 says: Aug 4, 2013 9:15 AM

    Coincidences. There some strange stuff going on up there.

  17. patriots123456 says: Aug 4, 2013 9:31 AM


  18. brettfavresmidget says: Aug 4, 2013 9:47 AM

    Was the moped a rental?

  19. mpops86 says: Aug 4, 2013 9:48 AM

    Conspiracy theorists, without divulging too much information I can tell you with 100% certainty that the cousin’s car accident was just that: an accident. 100% certainty.

  20. kabasaman says: Aug 4, 2013 9:51 AM

    When it rains, it pours.

  21. glennsyank13 says: Aug 4, 2013 10:27 AM

    WHat’s with the conspiracy theories that Hernandez is having these people killed? The guy couldn’t murder people on his own while getting away with it unnoticed. Yet somehow, he can have family members secretly killed?

  22. chucknorrissinspiration says: Aug 4, 2013 10:35 AM

    You lost me at moped.

  23. darkneptune73 says: Aug 4, 2013 10:39 AM

    How can you be that careless on a freaking moped?

  24. dlbpatsfan says: Aug 4, 2013 10:50 AM

    No comment.

  25. somethingsmellsrotten says: Aug 4, 2013 11:45 AM

    Was the moped rented in Aaron’s name?

  26. matiberio says: Aug 4, 2013 12:27 PM

    Occam’s razor is a principle of parsimony, economy, or succinctness used in logic and problem-solving. It states that among competing hypotheses, the hypothesis with the fewest assumptions should be selected. In other words, the simplest explanation is usually the correct one.

  27. xcerebus1 says: Aug 4, 2013 12:48 PM

    Does this mean another dozen ‘search warrant’ parties at Hernandez’s house again?

  28. SafePicks says: Aug 4, 2013 12:55 PM

    Strange. Weird. Who’s next?

  29. sevensixtwonato says: Aug 4, 2013 1:26 PM

    Punching out on a Moped….dang that’s embarrassing.

  30. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 4, 2013 1:33 PM

    ….and he was the good uncle.

  31. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Aug 4, 2013 2:49 PM

    Are the police searching the pond for the missing moped wheel?

  32. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 5, 2013 11:50 AM

    At least it looked like an accident.

  33. pypersrealm says: Aug 5, 2013 6:32 PM

    The whole world believes this p.o.s. is guilty which he very well may be.

    But these deaths don’t make me think he’s trying to cover something up….These are his own family members.

    There is another possibility. I know a little bit about gangs and leaving them is no easy task. If Hernandez was involved with them, has anybody considered that this whole situation could be some sort of gang retaliation against Hernandez for him cutting them out of his life after he made it big in the NFL?

    Kill his family members and set him up to take the fall?

    What if the only reason he destroyed his home surveillance footage was to cover up something stupid like drugs or women. Perhaps he just didn’t want the police/Patriots/girlfriend to catch wind of these types of transgressions.

    I’m not saying I believe this, just pointing out another possibility. I just don’t like how people are convicted in the court of public opinion before they have their day in court. It happened to Zimmerman. Its happening here. It happens all the time.

  34. ravens533 says: Aug 6, 2013 9:45 AM

    Glad I am not related to Hernandez!

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