Aaron Hernandez’s Brother Allegedly Threw A Brick At ESPN Headquarters

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Aaron Hernandez’s older brother, Dennis “D.J.” Hernandez, was arrested last week after he allegedly threw a brick at the ESPN headquarters with a note attached.

According to police documents obtained by TMZ,  it all went down around 3 PM on March 23rd at the headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut, after police were asked to conduct a welfare check on D.J. after he allegedly stated he was going to smash the windows at the State Capital and at ESPN.

Police say that ESPN security saw an Uber arrive at one of the gates, and a passenger got out and threw something onto the grounds, and got back into the vehicle and bounced.

Cops stated that they discovered a white plastic bag with a large brick in it, with a handwritten note on it, reading:

“To all media outlets. It’s about time you all realize the effect media has on all family members. Since you’re a world wide leader maybe you could lead how media and messages are delivered brick by brick. Clean it up!

Yours truly, Dennis J. Hernandez.”

When speaking with security, they were “90% positive” the man who threw the object was D.J. Hernandez, the former D1 football player and Aaron’s older brother.

Cops said they made contact with D.J. and he admitted to being at ESPN, but “didn’t wish to speak about the incident.”

He was arrested for misdemeanor breach of peace, and also told he would no longer be allowed to be on ESPN’s campus, and could be arrested for trespassing if he came back.

It was also noted that D.J. suffered a bipolar episode less than three weeks before the incident, which resulted in a police chase through Connecticut.

It went down on March 8th, when cops tried to stop him in his Silver Hyundai while driving through Cheshire.

When they attempted to pull him over, he blew through a red light and lost the officers.

His mother, Terri Hernandez told them that her son had:

“Been acting very strange and she believed he needed to be mentally evaluated at a hospital.”

Documents state that they were able to bring D.J. into custody after a brief foot chase. Docs state that he was having a bipolar episode, and was trying to get arrested because “he no longer wanted to stay at his mom’s house.”

He was charged with reckless driving and engaging in police pursuit, along with three other charges.

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