Ex-NFL star tight end Aaron Hernandez was found dead on April 19th by apparent suicide in his jail cell, by hanging. This coming just a few days after Hernandez was acquitted of double homicide in 2012. Hernandez was serving life without parole for the murder of friend Odin Lloyd back in 2013.
Hernandez was drafted by the New England Patriots back in 2010 in the fourth round, which he fell that far due to drug use and off field issues. Before he was arrested, Hernandez had just signed a seven year contract worth up to $40 Million dollars and would’ve been good through the 2018 season.
There are a lot of mixed feelings in New England, around the sports world and throughout the United States regarding this suicide. There are some people out there that are happy he is gone and others that are devastated. It all comes down to your perspective and that is your opinion and way of thinking. We are not passing judgments on anyone or what they think of Aaron Hernandez, who was a star in the NFL but had some serious demons. He had the world by the short hairs while playing football for the Patriots, but drugs put an end to that and unfortunately had a lot to do with his activities off the field. It was an absolute waste of god given talent and a very sad turn to the darkside by Hernandez.
Some of Hernandez’s past teammates who have not said anything publicly, have said that there suicide was not something Hernandez would ever do. It’s not how he would go out. Lot of speculation and we are not getting in the middle of any of it. With all that being said, now that he is dead and he had previously filed an appeal, there is a potential law that could make him innocent in the Odin Lloyd case would figuratively be a “free man.” This would not be possible if he was still alive.
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