Netflix's new Aaron Hernandez documentary has been a hot topic in New England since its Jan. 15 release.
New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty, who was Hernandez's teammate from 2010-12, didn't particularly enjoy the three-episode docuseries. On Thursday's episode of "Double Coverage with the McCourty Twins," he explained the number of issues he had with “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez."
First, McCourty blasted those harassing the family of Odin Lloyd after watching the documentary.
“I wasn’t a fan,” McCourty told his brother, Jason McCourty, on the podcast. “And I think the thing that was really disgusting about the whole thing wasn’t the documentary’s fault per se, but I was listening to the radio today, and because the documentary has come out and now everyone’s talking about ‘Hey, did you see it? What happened?’ the family of Odin Lloyd has received messages via social media, people sending letters, like, telling them they did a horrible thing and they brought Hernandez down.
“And I’m sitting here like, this family lost their son, their brother, their big cousin. A community lost a young man, and people had the audacity to reach out to this guy’s mom and really say stuff like that. Whether that’s your opinion or not — have whatever opinion you want once you watch the documentary, but why go the extra step and make sure your opinion’s heard by someone who’s already dealt with this loss? I’m sure at some point she’s moved on a little bit, and now she’s reliving the whole thing. Because it’s been on the news. It’s just been everywhere.”
Another problem McCourty had with the documentary -- which has been a popular critique -- is the filmmakers interviewed several individuals who didn't know Hernandez personally.
“The documentary’s called, like, ‘Getting Into the Mind of Aaron Hernandez.’ How?” McCourty said. “You interview (former Patriots offensive lineman Ryan O’Callaghan), who didn’t know him. You interview Leigh Bodden, who kind of played with him but was on IR. Jermaine Wiggins didn’t play with him. (Chris Borland) from San Francisco, who retired early, linebacker, didn’t play with him. I don’t even think he was in the league until, like, two or three years after all of this happened."
Considering how the entire story has affected all families and loved ones involved, McCourty hopes the documentary put a wrap on the Hernandez story.
“I hope this puts the whole thing to bed,” McCourty said. “It’s a very sad story. Within the story, multiple lives lost, kids growing up without fathers, mothers losing – it’s just a very tough story. So hopefully, this is like, ‘All right, let’s all let this go. Let’s let it be whatever it is, and let’s all move on. Let’s stop digging into this.”
Watch below (Hernandez discussion begins at 24:25):