Aaron Hernandez's Brother Feels Guilty Over Late NFL Star's Sexual Abuse As A Child

Oct. 30 2018, Updated 2:44 p.m. ET

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Aaron Hernandez's brother feels guilty that he couldn't prevent the late NFL star from suffering sexual abuse as a child, RadarOnline.com can report.

Jonathan, 32, made the sad confession on The Dr. Oz show on Tuesday morning, shown in the video above. Aaron's brother told Dr. Oz that one of the questions he asks himself is, "How can I have helped him more?"

In his new memoir about his late brother, The Truth About Aaron, Jonathan revealed Aaron was abused by a teenage boy when he was just six years old, Radar reported.

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According to Jonathan, the former New England Patriots player, who committed suicide in his prison cell on April 19, 2017, was forced to perform sex acts on an older boy at his babysitter's house.

Jonathan was somber as he told Dr. Oz he knows "for a fact" that his brother was abused. He added that writing a book about Aaron was a "therapeutic process."

The heartbroken brother added his hope for the book is to help readers "understand life's beauty and just how important inner happiness is and what happiness can lead to."

According to a podcast, Aaron confessed to his mother, Teri, and his lawyer, George Leontire, about the abuse just before he took his life. The former professional athlete believed the abuse had made him gay.

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