Earlier today, we reported that Aaron Hernandez died in his jail cell early this morning. The former star tight end for the New England Patriots had reportedly committed suicide. Hernandez hanged himself with a bed sheet in his cell less than a week after being acquitted in a double murder case.
But was it really a suicide?
Both Hernandez’s attorney Jose Baez as well as his former agent Brian Murphy have said that there’s no way this could be a suicide:
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
Everyone else seems to have mixed feelings about the death:
Asked by CNBC days ago for one word to associate with Aaron Hernandez, Bill Belichick said, "tragedy."
From beginning to end, a tragedy.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 19, 2017
That former Pats teammate added: "I'll never believe (Aaron Hernandez) went out that way. Yes he has emotions, but he's not wired like that"
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) April 19, 2017
Aaron Hernandez is one murder appeal victory away from scoring touchdowns for some team again.. what a day
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) April 15, 2017
GOOD MORNING TO ALL…
— Ike Taylor (@Ike_SwagginU) April 19, 2017
I thought he was about to appeal his case. Wow🤔🤔🤔 https://t.co/XFm6DzGzC6
— ANTONIO CROMARTIE (@CRO31) April 19, 2017
BB said it best re Aaron Hernandez: tragedy. Every piece of it, tragic. Found hung in cell. Wasting (cont) https://t.co/ufxSsDFQND
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) April 19, 2017
Aaron Hernandez 30 for 30 coming soon. Sad story man. A true fall from potential stardom.
— Coop (@_Coopavelli) April 19, 2017
I see a lot of people celebrating Aaron Hernandez death. Just remember his daughter, family, and his victims family are going through a lot.
— The Kurgan (@TheKurgan316) April 19, 2017
Aaron Hernandez hung himself? With a bedsheet? From a window? When he's 6'1??? pic.twitter.com/rVheEdi8VG
— Brianna (@Briiseppe) April 19, 2017
22 veterans commit suicide everyday after experiencing hell for our freedom. If only they got as much attention as murderer Aaron Hernandez
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) April 19, 2017
— NO CHILL SPORTS (@NoChiIlSports) April 19, 2017
Mark Wahlberg talking Ben Affleck into doing a movie about the Patriots and Aaron Hernandez's case. pic.twitter.com/kPPzr36ITx
— RX (@rxlnd) April 19, 2017
*hears about Aaron Hernandez*
*sees Julia Roberts trending*
IS SHE DEAD TOO?!
Nah, she good pic.twitter.com/Xywxvwm7zK
— Cis Black Male (@KingTimmahBEE) April 19, 2017