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The Netflix live roast of former NFL quarterback Tom Brady produced some great moments with a ton of laughs circulating around the event. But it’s safe to say that not everyone was amused by all of the content shared during the roast, including Shayanna Jenkins, the fiance of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez.

Hernandez famously played for the Patriots from 2010-2012 before his very public murder charge resulted in the end of his playing career. He then later took his own life in prison in 2017.

The late Patriots’ tight end was referenced several times throughout the roast by the likes of comedians Nikki Glazier, and Andrew Schulz, along with his former teammates Julian Edelman and Tom Brady doing so as well.

Considering the circumstances surrounding Hernandez’s life with his murder charge and death in prison, his name wasn’t exactly mentioned in the most positive light by anyone involved in the roast.

In particular, Brady mentioned that his former teammate Rob Gronkowski didn’t have a high bar to pass when it came to being a tight end for the Patriots in comparison to Hernandez, again referencing his murder charge.

As you may expect, Shayanna Jenkins wasn’t all that happy to hear her late fiancee’s name mentioned in this light. In a conversation with TMZ, Jenkins shared her “disappointment” with the roast, saying that it made light of his sad story.

“It’s sad that I’m trying to raise my children in such a cruel world,” Jenkins told TMZ.

She also went on to say that these comments about Hernandez during the roast will now start to affect their 11-year-old daughter, who is now coming of age to find this kind of content on her own.

Obviously, it is incredibly unfortunate for their daughter to have to hear about these kinds of jokes at her father’s expense. Jenkins does have a very valid point here, as the jokes during the roast will certainly affect her daughter’s perception of her father throughout her life.


About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.