"In Unnecessary Roughness: Inside the Trial and Final Days of Aaron Hernandez, the attorney who got Hernandez acquitted of a 2012 double murder squashes the rumor about the jailhouse letters, sheds fascinating new details about Hernandez's trade request to Bill Belichick, and describes Hernandez's final days as an inmate and later suicide victim."
—The Boston Globe, -
"Jose Baez... shares his unique insight."
—Good Morning America, -
"[Unnecessary Roughness] features fascinating new details about Hernandez's life and final days leading up to his suicide."
"This new book asks a lot of questions. Questions about [Aaron's] sexuality. Questions about his friends.... [W]hat did the Patriots know about Hernandez's past, and when did they know it? There seems little question he loved the Patriots.... Aaron Hernandez-the New England kid who... paid a very high price for those football dreams of his."
—The Providence Journal, -
"A compelling read."
—New York Sports Day, -
"One of the best-known criminal-defense lawyers in America. . . The man who knows Aaron Hernandez's secrets."