Sport NFL community reacts to news of Aaron Hernandez's prison suicide

16:25  19 april  2017
16:25  19 april  2017 Source:   Sporting News

Aaron Hernandez's agent, lawyer question whether his death was a suicide

  Aaron Hernandez's agent, lawyer question whether his death was a suicide Some of the people closest to Aaron Hernandez are questioning the circumstances of his death Wednesday morning in a Massachusetts prison cell. The statementThe statement released by the Massachusetts Department of Corrections announcing Hernandez's death made it clear authorities consider it a suicide: "Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window. Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items.

The world awoke on Wednesday morning to some shocking news : Aaron Hernandez , a 27-year-old former star NFL tight end who was subsequently convicted for murder, had committed suicide in his cell on Wednesday morning.

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Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell Wednesday morning in an apparent suicide, Massachusetts corrections officials said.

The 27-year-old was serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013. Just last week he was acquitted in a double homicide case where he was accused of murderingDaniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in 2012.

The news of his death came as a shock to the NFL community. Below are some reactions from media members who watched his career as well as former and current players.

Patriots statement on Aaron Hernandez's death

The Patriots will visit the White HouseWednesday, and sent a brief statement to the Boston Globe:“We are aware of the reports, but I don’t anticipate that we will be commenting today."

Aaron Hernandez's prison suicide means he won't be a convicted murderer

  Aaron Hernandez's prison suicide means he won't be a convicted murderer Two years ago, a Massachusetts jury found Aaron Hernandezguilty of first-degree murder for the killing of Odin Lloyd in 2013. His suicide Wednesday, however, complicates things as it relates to the letter of the law.Hernandez suicide while Lloyd case on appeal vacates conviction for Lloyd's death. Not a convicted murderer in death. Odd twist.— MichaelCoyne (@DeanCoyne) April 19, 2017As attorney Michael Coyne pointed out on Twitter, his death will likely result in a vacated conviction as Hernandez was in the process of an appeal.

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The Associated Press is now reporting the death of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez . Freddy the Forecaster. George Said it Would. Community . According to the AP, Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell. He was pronounced dead at a Massachusetts hospital. News App. iOS.

NFL players reaction to Aaron Hernandez death

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NFL media on Aaron Hernandez news

Mike Pouncey pays tribute to 'brother' Aaron Hernandez .
Mike Pouncey's reaction to the death offormer Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez stands out among others. TheDolphins centeron Wednesday shared atouching tribute to his former college teammate on Instagramupon learning the news of Hernandez'sapparent suicide.MORE:Aaron Hernandez timeline: From murders and trials to prison suicide"To my friend my brother! Through thick and thin right or wrong we never left each other's side,"Pouncey captioned the photo of Hernandez. "Today my heart hurts as I got the worse news I could have imagined. It was just a day ago we shared our lastconvo.

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