NFL players react to Aaron Hernandez's suicide
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell on Wednesday morning, where he was serving a life sentence for 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, just days after being acquitted in a separate double murder case in Boston.
Hernandez, who was sentenced to life without parole, was found in his cell hung by a bed sheet shortly after 3 a.m. and pronounced dead an hour later at a hospital.
After the news broke on Hernandez's death, current and former NFL players shared their reactions on Twitter.
Aaron Hernandez is one murder appeal victory away from scoring touchdowns for some team again.. what a day— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) April 15, 2017
Waking up to terrible news. If you have a chance to right your wrongs. Please jump at the opportunity turn over a new leaf and live!— Jerel Worthy (@I_AM_Worthy99) April 19, 2017
Goodmorning world... more bad news— Ralph LaurenLIP (@Tony_Lippett14) April 19, 2017
Adversity should never beat you... have a blessed day— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) April 19, 2017
Man that just hit home. Extremely thankful to be here. In all our circumstances I pray we all find comfort in a higher source.— LaRoy Reynolds (@LetItReign52) April 19, 2017
Depression is REAL! Suicide is REAL!! And guess what a 40M contract or talent will NOT cure it.— Phillip Tanner (@PTanner34) April 19, 2017
Sad to hear about Aaron Hernandez. Promising future to a tragic end. 😔prayers to his family.— Joique Bell (@JoiqueBell) April 19, 2017
Condolences to the Hernandez family, they've endured plenty these last few years.— Max Garcia (@MGarcia_76) April 19, 2017
Hernandez was 27.