NFL players react to Aaron Hernandez's suicide

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Aaron Hernandez: How Bill Belichick, Urban Meyer intersect with tragic story
Wednesday April 19th, 2017

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.

Hernandez was 27. 

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