by TV One Staff
April 19, 2017
Was this a suicide? His friends and teammates are not convinced.
Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, 27, reportedly hanged himself Wednesday, less than a week after he was acquitted in a second murder case. And, his attorneys are in the process of appealing for a new trial for his previous murder conviction in 2013.
It’s oddly suspicious he would spend two years in prison, receive an acquittal for another case last week and then commit suicide. His friend and former teammate, Miami Dolphins’ Mike Pouncey, ain’t buying it. He talked to Hernandez on Tuesday.
Hernandez’s former agent, Brian Murphy, said the same damn thing:
Absolutely no chance he took his own life. Chico was not a saint, but my family and I loved him and he would never take his own life.
— Brian Murphy (@A1Murph) April 19, 2017
Everything about this story is sad. First, this foolishness decimated three families. Second, this amazingly-talented athlete went from a $40-million contract player that helped the Patriots reach the Super Bowl to dead in a prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder. He fought multiple murder cases: the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd (convicted April 16, 2015) and the 2012 double murder of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado (acquitted April 14, 2017).
The end, unfortunately, gets even worse. Hernandez was housed in a single cell in the general population unit at the maximum-security state prison in Shirley. He attempted to jam the cell door to prevent guards from entering and hanged himself with a bed sheet tied to a window. Guards discovered Hernandez around 3 a.m. and he was pronounced dead about an hour later at the local hospital.
TELL US: What do you think happened to Hernandez?