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Lately, it happens constantly. Jon Niedzwiecki will be in a restaurant or at the gym or taking his father to the hospital for chemotherapy, and someone will do a double-take and then stop him.
“Don’t take this the wrong way,” they’ll usually begin, “but do you know who you look like?”
Yes he does. And he knows they are probably not going to say “that guy from ‘Southie Rules,’” though Niedzwiecki is in fact that guy from “Southie Rules,” the A&E reality sitcom that starred his South Boston family.
Nope. They’re going to tell him he looks just like Aaron Hernandez.
For a while, Niedzwiecki did not mind looking like a star athlete. “He wasn’t a bad person to look like,” Niedzwiecki said. “Then that changed.”