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Watch the instant Aaron Hernandez realizes he’s about to be arrested (GIF)

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Not that he wasn’t expecting it to a certain degree, but watching this GIF of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez opening up his front door and seeing authorities standing on his step ready to arrest him is a rare glimpse at the exact moment that a person realizes that things just got real.

Again, not that Hernandez didn’t see this coming — although it’s possible he anticipated he would be afforded the opportunity to turn himself in — but I doubt that it made the experience less surreal.

Crazy. And while it remains to be seen what Hernandez will be charged with at his arraignment Wednesday afternoon at the time of the publishing of this post, watching the GIF on a loop is tragic. On many, many levels. Tragic for the life that was lost in a senseless murder and tragic for the life that will never be the same as a consequence, no matter the outcome.

[H/T Ride the Pine]