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Aaron Hernandez's Former Prison Lover Kyle Kennedy Arrested In Massachusetts, Officials Confirm

Apr. 8 2021, Updated 2:46 p.m. ET

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Kyle Kennedy, who rose to notoriety after claiming he was the prison lover of late athlete Aaron Hernandez, has landed himself back behind bars.

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The 26-year-old was arrested for an outstanding warrant in Northridge, Mass., on Monday, April 5, the Worcester County Sheriff's Department confirmed to Radar. After being in police custody for the morning, Kennedy reportedly spent the afternoon in district court. 

No other details regarding possible criminal charges have been released.

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Kennedy has been outspoken over the years about his ties to the late NFL player. Although Hernandez was engaged to the mother of his young daughter, Shayanna Jenkins, at the time of his suicide in 2017, the inmates allegedly got intimate with each other at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., where Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd, the boyfriend of his fiancée’s sister. 

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In the Aaron Hernandez: Jailhouse Lover Tells All documentary on REELZ, Kennedy, a convicted armed robber, claimed he and Hernandez did "everything together," and even stated that the convicted murderer was his "right-hand man." 

Kennedy recalled that the duo would "lock in to either cook food or smoke, get high, listen to music, just chill when we didn’t want to be around other people… We used to write letters back and forth to each other all day.”

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In Aaron Hernandez’s Killing Fields by investigative journalist and author Dylan Howard, a shocking jailhouse letter the former New England Patriot player allegedly penned to Kennedy hinted at a revelation Hernandez reached after the two began a relationship.

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“I just wanted to tell you this morning that I love you. You never have to question us. I will stop questioning you and us. I realized through our thing over the past few days how much I love you and how much I want you and us,” Aaron Hernandez’s Killing Fields claimed Hernandez wrote.

According to the book, Hernandez confessed in the letter to struggling with his own demons — and even hinted at the horrific thought of taking his own life, which would later become his reality. “You told me you didn’t want to be on the block anymore," the letter read. "Did you really mean that? I mean, I’ve said way worse, so I understand, but still, it made me almost hang myself. I can’t even imagine them separating us.”

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