WATCH: Aaron Hernandez Tells Extra, "I Try to Be a Role Model"

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Not long before murder charges were brought against former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, the 23-year-old spoke with Extra TV's host Maria Menounos about his career and desire to be a good example for the Latino community.

In April, during an interview at The Grove, Hernandez told Menounos, "I just try to be a role model and when I see Hispanics who look up to me I try to lead them in the right direction."

"And hopefully it gives a lot of Hispanics out there a drive to be able to be successful because there’s not that many Hispanics in the NFL and it’s just an honor to be one,” he continued.

Watch Hernandez's Extra interview below:

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