Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in his prison cell, prison officials report.

Guards found Hernandez, 27, hanging in his cell around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts.

Officials say Hernandez ripped a bed sheet to form a noose around his neck and tied it to a window in his cell.

He was pronounced dead at UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster about an hour later.

Hernandez was housed in a single cell at the maximum security prison.

Last week, he broke down and cried when a jury acquitted him of murder in the 2012 shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston.

He was already serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the 2013 shooting of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancée's sister.

Hernandez leaves behind his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, and their 4-year-old daughter, Avielle Hernandez.

Hernandez blew a kiss to Jenkins and Avielle before being escorted from the courtroom back to prison on April 12.

"We are aware of the reports, but I don't anticipate that we will be commenting today," a Patriots spokesman told ESPN on Wednesday morning.

President Trump will meet with the NFL champion New England Patriots team at the White House today, April 19. Several players declined President Trump's invitation.

Photos by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images, Jim Rogash/Getty Images

  • Birdman24

    Sounds fishy to me.

  • Renee26

    So sad RIP

  • Renee26

    My initial thoughts too; he was acquitted then kills himself...doesn't make sense. Then too it could be guilty feelings or feelings of inadequacy knowing he will be behind bars for the rest of his life because he failed his family. We will never know

  • stav

    Exactly! This dude has been in prison a number of years, once he's acquitted of double homicide he commits suicide, that makes no sense.

  • Birdman24

    You right about that we will never. BUt somebody does and we all have to answer to God.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    So fine! RIP however he was talented but instead of profiting off of it, he wasted a lot of time trying to be a thug. Most players don't make it to the NFL he did and it all went to waste

  • 19awesomegrl97

    whole situation just sad smh...

  • Scromes1212

    He ran out of money beating the last case. If he could have got his money up to appeal the first case he could have easily gave the state back that Life sentence. Hope he is at peace. RIP

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    It was most likely a setup. He had many enemies- inside and outside the prison.

  • HTOWNPinkPuffingHerbal

    Was thinking the same, and today is the day "The Good ole Patriots" visit with "Ole Trump".
    RIP AARON HERNANDEZ ?

  • doubledee

    Why, he was still doing a life sentence and there was no way he wasn't getting that conviction overturned with all the evidence they had.

  • cherrypie

    Not sure how I feel about this. I've heard people say RIP and other say bye killah burn in hell....i dunno. It's sad whenever someone takes their own life regardless of the reason

  • doubledee

    He's a murderer. Rest in peach Odin Lloyd!! He's no different than the Cleveland Facebook killer or Rae Carruth. He's responsible for taking someone's life and instead of spending his life in prison like he should he decides to end his suffering. He will face the consequences of his actions with GOD almighty!

  • Yoni7

    Suicide is ugly as fukk! But how is it "RIP/so sad" to him for doing the same thing as that fat, uglass, nothingass FB killer? *wonders out loud* Is one suicide/murder more tragic than the other?

  • Darkandlovely617?

    hi,

    nope. disagree. my POV is that he gave those families their justice of a trial by jury, and then then he did what he felt was best for him

  • Kanyade

    Look at that baby's face. :(

  • Mel

    Maybe I'm cold hearted for not feeling bad that he died. The only person my heart goes out to is his beautiful little girl. He is a coward

  • Darkandlovely617?

    thing is: not saying he's innocent, but he didnt do it. the older cat did it, aaron was there to ensure it was done as he couldnt get his hands dirty himself

  • T Kenny

    norman bates as neegah

  • doubledee

    Thank you!!! ??

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    It's a tragic situation all away around. May all the families impacted have an opportunity to heal and I wish them peace. The heartbreaking part is all the children impacted. Extremely sad??

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    This is crazy, the demons that people fight. All that opportunity, talent, wasted... To a normal person all he had to do was sit back and enjoy all he had been given but I guess it wasn't enough

  • doubledee

    Still guilty! He was solely responsible, he called them people to do it. Odin had a family too, not to mention his girl and her sister are at odds to this day because of Odin's death. Her own sister tried to cover for him, knowing the pain her sister was feeling. It's sad, he had so much talent, beautiful family, money, looks, career and he decided to throw it away and become a narcissistic killer. Sorry not sorry!

  • Yardgirl

    No winners here. He is from around here and was no hero in our eyes. That being said, the look on his baby's face breaks my heart and she it the one that I am thinking of right now. Poor child!!

  • Scromes1212

    Crazy thing is Rae will be home soon. The justice system is crazy.

  • doubledee

    Right, that's ridiculous!

  • Guess Who

    Terrible.

  • Mel

    Don't u dare ? You better put some respeck on Norman's name and capitalize the letters dammit ?

  • SunRiseBlossom

    My Lord... Do you ever read or hear GOOD news anymore?!!!

  • idk i just work here

    How is this sad???? That man took an innocent persons life

  • TDK

    Them demons came for him!! He had blood on his hands.

  • Kanyade

    why when googling pics of these people mentioned above, did i come across a tab of aaron's fiancee, Shayanna and BOW WOW as in the rapper. LOL

    I never followed this case. Heard about his suicide on the news this morning. So sad all around. Tragic, even.

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    Wait. So he killed folks in 2012 & 2013? How dis happen? He was moonlighting as a serial killer?

  • jazzysmith12

    Look into the mirror and kiss yourself;then think The Most High for your life and your love ones life,that in itself is good news because you won't be getting good news from the media--this world is a EVIL PLACE.

  • Mel
  • Mr. LeBrick James

    So basically he gave himself the death sentence.
    Hopefully the family of the victims will be able to find some closure and healing after this.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    I wish I could like this 200 times.

  • Guess Who

    Football players NEVER cease to amaze me with their homicidal tendencies.

  • Kanyade

    LOL oh my God so Black women eat all the crawfish. LORD. This made me laugh.

  • Cheese eggs

    What a total wasted life....on every level. Hope that his victims families feel some sense of closure.

  • Scromes1212

    You ever heard of CTE?

  • Guess Who

    No, that's that?

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    And his child is going to be affected by this for the rest of her life.

  • Mel

    Lmaoo allllll the dam crawfish

  • Scromes1212

    It's a progressive degenerative disease. Football players get it from concussions they get from hits to the head. Will Smith had a movie about it. I hope they are able to study his brain to see if he suffered from it.

  • Yoni7

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SO TRUE!!!!!! I am WEAK!!! LMAOOOOOOO

  • Scromes1212

    Football is a gift and a curse for players. The better you are the more punishment you take.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    I remember my mama always said "you can take a negro out of the hood but you cant take the hood out of a negro".
    This dude was a thug from day one, and even a $40 million NFL contract couldn't change him. He couldn't stop himself from being the thug that he is.

  • Anunnaki

    "But how is it "RIP"

    Let me know when you get this answer, thanks

  • Yoni7

    I don't have the answers, Sway.

  • ???TheRider???

    Even sadder, they share the same birthday.

  • Anunnaki

    lol

  • Birdman24

    You mean half of the good Ole' Patriots.... LMAO

  • 2brefrank

    The whole situation is sad. From the victims and their families losses, to the possibility that this man could have suffered head injuries that led to these murders, to ending his life in prison and leaving behind his 4 year old who was right there watching the mess unfold. No one won. Breaks my heart.

    How this became about Trump i have no clue...I could give two cares who Trump invites to the White House.

  • Birdman24

    I agree he was also a blood and he did kill those two so they probably wanted to make him pay..

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Two Darwin Award winners in two days.
    Buh bye.
    I do feel sorry for his daughter and the families of his victims.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    All I can say is... WOW!!!
    #deep

  • ???TheRider???

    I think he did it to set his fiancee free. He realized after this last trial that he truly wasn't ever coming home. She's young and can move on. She stood by him throughout everything, even took his last name. It's a cowardly way to go, but I think he did it out of the love for his fiancee and daughter. Just my two cents.

  • 2brefrank

    Dang i was about to be woke until the crawfish came in LOLLL I never ate a crawfish in my life.

  • Jessica

    Such a sad ending to his life. May God bless his little daughter. She's beautiful.

  • RespectSelf

    This is sad all the way around... just to think people in the army and police have murder innocent folks all the time... shoot they get paid to do it. And we are cool with them and celebrate them. People lose their minds and kill folks... We condemn them to hell.

    I hope everyone involved finds peace. And I hope his love ones can make it through this difficult time.

  • Quitedeliteful

    There are no winners in this situation. Tragic on every level...

  • 2brefrank

    That's exactly how i was TRYING to say it. Well said.

  • goat

    He was a thug before the CTE set in.

  • Mr. LeBrick James
  • mzmystic

    I don't think that's it. He seems like too much of a narcissist. I think he did it because he's too much of a coward to spend the rest of his life in prison. I think he finally realized he was never coming out of there so he killed him self.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    This man was in one of the most high tech security prisons in the world and he managed to hang himself??? IDK yall....

  • Kanyade

    LOL I see now. The internet is a mess.

  • goat

    Probably so they could collect the money off his insurance policy so they can have some income. Pretty sure he's spent a ton on lawyers and he's been sued by Lloyds mother.

  • Yardgirl

    Oh no! This makes me so sad right now :-(

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    President Trump will meet with the NFL champion New England Patriots team at the White House today, April 19. Several players declined President Trump’s invitation.

    What the heyul does that have to do with this story? Did he even play in the game or season?

    And wait...he was already in jail for life and didn't off himself, but this was his breaking point? Yeah, Okay!!

  • A-way29

    sounds fishy. Just beat a double homicide and then you decide to hang yourself?

    Spring equinox is here. The occult sacrifices are on the rise. So far, the following have passed:

    Charlie Murphy
    NFL player runs over 3 year old daughter
    Isaiah Thomas sister dies in a "car accident"
    Aaron hangs himself around "3am".

    3 am is the darkest period of the night. This is known as the witch hour for sorcery and such.

    I don't buy it for one second...this dude was about to beat that life sentence.

  • yallcrazy

    He threw his whole life away. The whole entire thing. People don't know how to let that life go.

  • Renee26

    I don't think they can collect off his life insurance policy because most have a clause about suicide.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    I agree with the majority of your post.

  • Kanyade

    I thought the witching hour was 2am. I've been up sniffing the air for the smell of sulfur, all for nothing. Thanks Emily Rose (the movie).

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Getchu some! They rolling! LOL ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Stuuupiddd!!! ??

  • Renee26

    I'm mad at myself for laughing at this!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I wonder if he will have the balls to meet his son.
    Doubtful though.

  • V Dubb

    In the trash compactor.

  • goat

    You can still collect from a suicide. I think the policy has to be older than 2 years.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    99% of it! I'm so weak. Lawd! ?

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    They say 3AM is a "slap to the face" to the 3PM (when Christ is reported to have died)

  • Kanyade

    Ahhhhhhhhhhh gotcha. That makes sense. Mercy!

  • Scromes1212

    Very doubtful. He tried to kill him too, don't see that meeting ending well.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    That last line had me like HUHN? too.

    Um, Sandy he ain't even play in that game was NOT getting out to go with is team to the WH, so why was that even mentioned?!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    True. Just all of it is sad. He took life, his daughter was without a father, he now takes his own life. Too much death!

  • goat

    "this dude was about to beat that life sentence."

    Sheiiiiiiiiid! How?

  • Judas & GOD

    dam he was cute ..too bad !!

  • Renee26

    3 of them

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    I think they are thinking about the acquittal not adding to the life sentence....cause he wasn't beating that.

  • Soda

    He knew before the 2nd trial that he was never getting out. If anything, his acquittal should have given him hope for an appeal. If he did commit suicide, maybe that was his way of telling his girlfriend to move on with her life.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Well, the grandmother claims that she forgave Rae a long time ago for murdering her daughter and the son will never be able to comprehend what his father did to him and his mother.
    It's a shame that the mother/girlfriend didn't just part ways with Rae and raise their son by herself.

  • goat

    Yeah, they wasn't paying attention to the 1st case. With all that evidence, he may as well killed Lloyd on live TV

  • Scromes1212

    He could have easily had it reduced and been out in another 10 to 15 years. With the right lawyer. He already had like 3 or 4 years time served.

  • Renee26

    The whole scenario; he wasted his wonderful opportunity; 3 people lost their lives and their friends and families are hurting. Then to see this pic of that baby who lost her father before she could even develop a relationship with him...all because he made stupid choices. It's very saddening to me

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Girl!! They don't know......oh wait he ain't black, so he gets sympathy, even if he killed folks 2 years in row.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Really sad all around. Praying for Odin's family as well, and his family. May all person's involved rest in peace.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    But that doesn't answer her question on why he gets RIP's.

  • cherrypie

    #facts

  • A-way29

    How've you been?

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    He was already serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole........how could he have had it reduced when it was without parole? Nope, to get out, he would need a retrial and try to beat the case.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    I am okay..24 year old son was found to have dilation in his lower right ventricle, so we are waiting to hear what are the next steps and if surgery is needed.

  • mzmystic

    From the letters he wrote home I think he really believed he was coming home but something may have made him realize he wasn't. And I don't think it's a coincidence he did it on the same day the pats go to the White House. He knew his suicide would overshadow it. Just my opinion

  • goat

    How was this going to happen?

  • Nophace

    There's nothing sad about this shit here. However, I do have a sneaky suspicion that this was similar to DeAngelo Barksdale's "Suicide" in season 2 of the Wire!!

  • A-way29

    Idk how folks be into those types of supernatural movies. Too much truth and occult stuff going on. Yea, it's good that you're not smelling that. Don't go looking for that. Go to a botanical garden instead ?

  • shun king

    HE had to be going through some real mental issues with all this court stuff losing money lifestyle change he should have been on anti depressants... Cautionary tale....and the people that have glee in this mans death should be ashamed

  • Keisha Hannah

    I dont feel sad for a murderer.

  • Ni Ni

    Welp...he never showed any remorse and dont get me started on that evil fiance. I only hope that pretty little baby grows up with a conscious.

  • A-way29

    Word on the street is that he didn't do it. As in, he didn't pull the trigger.

    Who knows for sure tho. Sad all around.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    This is tragic. And suspicious. I was under the impression that most Massachusetts prisons have cameras inside the cells themselves.

    I always felt Hernandez was railroaded and that despicable Patriots franchise was more than happy to throw him under the bus, even though he played an integral part in their success during that time.

    I understand a victim died however, if you're gonna sentence someone to life without parole, let's make sure the evidence is EVIDENCE.

  • shun king

    He could have got s retrial and a lessor sentence

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Why are you responding to me? I don't mess with you at all!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No one is taking glee in this man's death but it's most definitely karma since he caused so much death and pain to others.

  • Renee26

    Maybe his story is more tragic overall than the nut who chose a random old man to shoot trying to go out and get internet famous at the same time. People hate child and elder killers more I guess

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    That wasn't going to happen.

  • goat

    Plenty of people didn't pull the trigger and they still serving life. Just go back and look at the evidence. He may as well have pulled it with how involved he was.

  • Mel

    Lmao I never had it and I don't plan on it

  • GeekGirl627

    He died an innocent man due to the Massachusetts's abatement initio law...

  • Renee26

    Twins!

  • goat

    I know, and he knew it too. That's why we're here discussing it now.

  • A-way29

    Man! I'm sorry to hear, my friend. I can relate with heart issues. That hits home. Be strong and pray.

  • A-way29

    True indeed. You're right

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Hi,

    I am totally aware of the ins & outs & the who's who ( and the unspoken aloud why's)...
    I am in total agreement, that this situation from top to bottom is a mess.

    What I do disagree with however, is your statement that "He was solely responsible, he called them people to do it".
    Um, someone else pulling a trigger is the polar opposite of someone being "solely responsible".

    But he been a risk from jump, that ain't hardly new. It is what it is.

    At the end of the day we all got to deal with our actions. For him, he chose to take his own life as his way of dealing. Now while, I don't attempt to justify / understand him being caught up the way he was; I do commend him for being a man about it and maintaining his dignity and self respect and allowing the families of the deceased, the right to the trial.

  • Kanyade

    Yeah I don't necessarily go looking for the smell. It is usually if i can't sleep and i turn over, see its 2am (3am) then i get all paranoid and start sniffing the air. Actually i used to. That movie was really terror-filled.

  • Scromes1212

    By getting a retrial. He he got a retrial and the prosecution presented a good case then he could decide not to take it back to court and give him a lesser charge just to end it. It happens all the time.

  • Scromes1212

    Exactly

  • GeekGirl627

    Actually he will be innocent if he didn't exhaust his appeals thanks to the the state that locked him up...

  • HTOWNPinkPuffingHerbal

    Lol...well yeah. I'm personally a TEXANS FAN. Lol ?

  • Ni Ni

    They coming to collect even quicker now it seems.

  • guest

    BS! Prisoners killed him. How does a man his size hang himself in a single size cell?

  • Blak

    People commit suicide in prison all the time, just like Sandra Bland did.Get over it people and stop with the conspiracy theories.

  • A-way29

    Ok cool.yea, that kind of art imitates real life. Any who, hope all is well on ur side. Chilly, but beautiful day

  • HTOWNPinkPuffingHerbal

    AMEN BROTHER! ?

  • 2brefrank

    LOL My thoughts exactly! So random. It's like she's trying to mind control us to think about Trump all the time!

  • HTOWNPinkPuffingHerbal

    Exactly...

  • guest

    The motive for the odell case was based on he was gonna tell or knew about the double murders. but being the AH beat the double case there is no motive.

  • Renee26

    Sandra didn't kill herself though

  • goat

    You know that wasn't happening.

  • 2brefrank

    Me neither! my husband eats that jambalaya from California Pizza Kitchen and it has crawfish in it. They look like little aliens...got the legs/arm squiggling all in the plate. I cannot!

  • Scromes1212

    He just beat a double murder, anything is possible. I seen dudes with more evidence against them get a retrial.

  • 2brefrank

    LOLL YUCK!

  • Mrs. ??????????

    The prison guards killed him.

  • Mrs. ??????????

    I feel sad for his daughter.

  • guest

    Understandable. Iam just suspicious. a man his size hangs himself in a single cell I cant understand how it can be done.

  • Scromes1212

    Yep. He would have had a good chance at appeal. Money was his biggest obstacle.

  • goat

    Ok, now that motive is gone. What do you do with all the evidence in Oden's case? It's not disappearing.

  • Scromes1212

    Reasonable doubt.

  • Di Ana

    This is just awful. Look at that baby's face. Her eyes oh my gosh and the lips are turned upside down. My heart aches for the little girl, but come on now, daddy was a thug running around town killing people. What about the families of those who he killed. This is sad for the little girl and that's it.

  • XoXo

    RIP! Prayers for his family.

  • Scromes1212

    New post

  • CookieMobster

    I don't understand why he would do this if he was acquitted of double murder. So sad.

  • LibraGirlonly

    RIP and may the Most HIGH have mercy on your soul.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Don't think about it ?

  • goat

    ION think that would've worked, but like you said, possibilities.

    To me, I think he committed that to take care of his family because he wasn't going to be able to from prison

  • LibraGirlonly

    Stop with the lies. Sandra Bland didn't commit suicide. SMDH

  • XoXo

    Prayers going up for your son.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    I am being strong for him...he passed out the other morning and was rushed to the hospital and that is when the problem was discovered, so that was a blessing as he was in the house and not driving or at work. And now they know that he needs to be looked at...you know 20 year olds hate doctors, so he could have gone undiagnosed.

    As for prayer----everyday.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Thank you

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    When I was very deep into renewing my walk with God, I would constantly be awaken at 3AM with either a very realistic dream or a feeling of someone staring at me. I would grab my Bible and say aloud that whatever it was wasn't welcome and that I was covered by the Most High.....and always was able to fall back to sleep peacefully.

    Sometimes, though those 3AM wake ups, sent me into prayer for someone in particular.....so it does have to do with the "spiritual veil" being so thin at that time.

  • Scromes1212

    That could be true. It makes the most sense.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Maybe

  • Yoni7

    Is the suicide of FB killer saddening to you as well? Or his murder/suicide was less tragic?He was "college educated", an elderly man lost his life, Mr. Goodwin's family is HURTING.

  • free

    he probably didn't. gang-ordered murder and cover-up.

  • free

    that's the time i wake up in the middle of the night too.

  • Keisha Hannah

    Why do people keep saying he is innocent? He had a life sentence for killing another man.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    You are so right about the spring equinox. We have to be very careful...we are going to see a lot more deaths.

  • free

    interesting!

  • free

    doubt it. he seemed like a narcissist who would want to be there for her and his daughter, particularly since there was a tiny sliver of hope with the acquittal. no way in HELL dude committed suicide. the only way i see this is if he was taking it up the arse daily.

  • A-way29

    Man..that's tough. I pray for a speedy recovery

  • Faithz

    I feel the same way u feel about that.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I think he was killed

  • Faithz

    He sure was.

  • A-way29

    Indeed. Our external influences deal with occultism.

    High time coming

  • Faithz

    I feel u on that assessment.

  • GuestSTAR

    LMAO.... right after he was acquitted last week a lawyer said, 'could he get his sentence overturned,' not impossible, but highly unlikely.

  • Faithz

    Ain't that the truth!!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Thank you

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    It was scary and unsettling at first, but I just stayed firm in my walk and it all worked out. I still have my moments of having the need to pray for a specific person, no matter where I am and I just do it.

  • the guest

    Thank you.

    He was strong in spirit and health and mind.

    He had the unconditional love and devotion of a beautiful fiancée and blessed with a beautiful child who loved her dad.

    He was acquitted of the double murder charges.

    He did not shoot/murder Odin Lloyd and was convicted only on a technicality, and now with Jose Baez in his corner, he was likely to have his conviction overturned on appeal.

    Hate and Envy drive evil. Those guards were seething with venom that he beat the double murder charges because they knew he was going to be free one day.

    He was more in danger in solitary than general population. The guards do worse to prisoners than prisoners.

    So they killed him. That's not conspiracy theory, that's the ugly jealous nature of man. Also, racism definitely played a part here. Aaron may not have been black, but he was an "uppity Spanish n---er" to those racist guards.

    This is a tragedy.

    RIP

  • the guest

    Sandra Bland was murdered.

  • the guest

    Thank you.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Something is ? with this story. I believe he was killed because his lawyer was about to appeal the first conviction. The cops did some dirty work sooooooo not buying the suicide story.

  • GuestSTAR

    They'll likely sue the jail. It'll be settled out....cash in hand.

  • the guest

    Speak!

  • shun king

    Read some of the comments and you will see some are ecstatic

  • shun king

    Why not?

  • the guest

    EXACTLY.

  • The WholeTruth

    Bull Crap......Dude committed murder. But sad that he killed himself.

  • AG

    Because he was still serving a life sentence already for another murder.

  • the guest

    There was no evidence. He was present but did not pull the trigger. He was convicted not for murder but for a technicality of Massachusetts law that permits conviction of murder of those didn't even commit the murder Without a doubt he was going home on appeal. So the government killed him.

  • AG

    Or maybe, since he was a fake thug, he probably got on their bad side as well.

  • Michelle

    There is NO way in hell that he was just acquitted of a DOUBLE homicide and he just decides to hang himself in his cell. Whoever killed him knew that he would file an appeal on the previous murder conviction and may have walked. They made sure that didn't happen. Payback is a b@@@@.

  • the guest

    Any other state he wouldn't have been convicted for murder and if convicted it would have been for much lesser charge and definitely not sentenced to life without parole.

    When you read stories like Aaron's you realize just how lucky OJ was and what a major coup the dream team pulled off in America.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Gang related?

  • Alisa

    When you make it so that you are able to leave the street life behind you hv to do it. There is no one foot in one foot out. If you remain loyal to the code of the street you know the rules. He may hv committed suicide but why wait until now?? Unless he made a deal and gave up other info with the hopes of getting out. Unless this case being found innocent meant more to him and once he proved it then committed suicide. It sounds so easy sheets & window?? They dont try to prevent that?? My first thought was it was a hit or it was strongly suggested to him either he do this or his family will pay.

  • the guest

    This is understandable. He did it for his family.

  • Di Ana

    To those that are saying RIP to Aaron Hernandez, did yall say the same thing for the Facebook Killer?

  • 2brefrank

    It's on my bucket list, i'mma try it one day.

  • LibraGirlonly

    You might want to rethink about believing any information that you get from Europeans. They can't be trusted at allllllll.

  • YES I SAID IT…

    SMH saying wow! He leaves behind what should have been the most important thing in his life,and that is his child. Now dead but also while in jail, b4 it gotten to that point, he should have loved her hard enough to think b4 he acted carelessly and recklessly bcuz now his daughter is without a father. As they say, he was a thug with talent and a fool with money. We may never know the whole truth or understand this so umma just say may he RIP and his daughter finds comfort during this time.

    But I truly believe he was killed, maybe by other gang members in jail or maybe it was an eye for an eye type of U was a killer so u will be killed...

  • Naomi

    Thank you. I think people forget that when you are depressed you can go from feeling great one day, to killing yourself the next day....

  • Naomi

    That was some foul stuff in Season 2...Love that show.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No I prefer BIH ( Burn in Hell) for both of them.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I am not responsible for what others say or may not say.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I feel sad for that little girl.

  • Valerie D. Henderson

    You hit the nail on the head...TEL IT GIRL...

  • LibraGirlonly

    Who died and left you in charge of judgement day?? I said RIP cause I don't know the ins and outs of his case (nor do youI think the most High is in charge.

  • Miany

    Wow.. so scary. Love & Blessings to you and yours!

  • i troll it like i see it

    damn he was fine...

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Too much negativity and to be honest a lot of your comments sound racist. I could be wrong, but that is how I take your delivery.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Right, but then why not commit suicide earlier when you already know you're dping life? Prisoners usually don't put years in to commit suicide they do it right away...

  • Renee26

    No it sure isn't...yes him killing himself was less tragic to me...I don't care about his education or background; I was more troubled that someone like him was approved to work with children. Yes, I feel sorry for Mr. Goodwin losing his life and for his family as well. Those are MY feelings that I'm entitled to have about these people. If it's a double standard in your eyes oh well we are individuals who don't have to agree on everything

  • AJ

    Innocence and conviction are two different things. Hence, the fact that so many wrongfully convicted people get freed on a regular basis. I am not saying Hernandez didn't commit murder. I am just correcting your assumption that a conviction equals guilt. Here's a helpful link:

    https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/about.aspx

  • Cie Be

    Yeah, I don't believe Aaron Hernandez killed himself. He was just acquitted for double murder charges last week. No way, something is just not tight with this story. Besides, he was going for a retrial on the life sentence he was serving...don't make sense, nope, no way he committed suicide. May He Rest n' Heaven, it is now between him and the Almighty God! And only God knows the truth! Peace.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    He did everything possible to leave a clue

  • Aletha Davis

    I KNOW RIGHT. I FEEL GUILTY FOR EVEN THINKING IT BUT DAM HE FINE.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Prayers ?

  • Di Ana

    I wasn't judging. I was asking a question. You sensitive much.

  • Cie Be

    I cosign the above! They are the father of lies!

  • Faux Gibbler

    HIS attorney believes said same thing.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Like most girls, she looks just like her dad!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Like most girls, she looks just like her dad!!!

  • Cie Be

    Yep....the demons always work in the a.m. This is definitely the assassination of the devil! So sad! My Prayers and condolences go out to his little girl & family

  • LibraGirlonly

    Nope not at all but I needed to address what you said because I said RIP and I stand on that.

  • A-way29

    It is sad. Sad all around. May The Most High have mercy on us all.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    May the families including his find some kind of peace. 4 lives shattered for nothing but pride and ego.

  • pynkrose407

    Like I said on my Fb page he committed a crime and so if he committed sucide because he could not do the time...no sympathy for a COWARD same as for the monster that killed MR.Goodwin , now things are coming out saying that he may not have committed suicide and if he did not then I feel sad for the loss of life cause no one should die at the hands of others, but that is yet to be determined so until stated otherwise I feel like he was a COWARD to not take the punishment for the crime he so bravely committed. My prayers are for his daughter who is not without a father.

  • Yoni7

    who don't have to agree on everything
    ____________________
    yep.

  • goat

    The picture was painted so vividly that it felt like I was there.

  • CCW47

    He was acquitted but wasn't he still going to serve time in jail?

  • i troll it like i see it

    I feel guilty too!

  • Branch Davidian

    I guess he got tired of just hanging around in prison all day...

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Thank you

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Thank you, Hun

  • Mel

    Legs squiggling ?

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Might as well logged in on Facebook and left his location on.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    You're welcome

  • stanhope

    He did NOT commit suicide.

  • stanhope

    Amen!

  • brooklyn23

    anyone with a brain knows that

  • shun king

    Oh well I very sorry I just state
    My opinion.don't mean to be negative..and I can't be racist...Iam mostly I am fed up with black on black crime and parents not caring for there kids that all..

  • Look@m3

    Right. I think we have allowed these media outlets to keep posting crazy stuff to us for so long that the most bizarre and crazy reports is a norm for them feed us.

  • Look@m3

    Interesting.....I have never heard of that. So he was acquitted of one thing but guilty of something else?

  • LibraGirlonly

    Yahoo has a few stories out saying he may have been innocent.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    The picture doesn't portray someone who is going to take their own life. It looks more like someone is hopeful they will be able to get out or return home to their family idk ????? This world is crazy

  • CCW47

    Something like that because from my understanding he was going to open up that other case to he can get acquitted for that one as well. But either way I think it was fowl play with his death.

  • den

    RIP

  • den

    Nope

  • den

    You said it so eloquently

  • den

    Cosigning

  • Mrs.Meenie

    This is so strange...a man who just beat a double murder case, killed himself?..something is a bit off about that. It had to be something deeper, maybe the spirits of those dead men were haunting him (they claimed he kill himself around 3am, which is known in the spiritual world as the "Dead Hour" when the spirits and demons walk the earth) or maybe Aaron had some kind of mental illness. Whatever it was we probably will never know. A person who wants to commit suicide will do it at the 1st opportunity they get, how was that Aaron was in prison for almost 4 years and all of sudden now he decides to take his own life? No one will ever look into it b/c he was a convicted murderer and that is probably why this happened. #StayWokeFolks

  • bemetoo

    Girl I said the same thing it just doesn't add up..they killed Aaron

  • bemetoo

    Lol really

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Well he did kill someone other than the two people he was recently acquitted of killing. The way I see it, you truly get back what you put out. Let's be honest. Aaron blew his career by choosing to be a hoodlum and a thug.

    No sadness here. It could not have happened to a better guy.

  • 1shy112

    Does this make sense he beats a case and kills himself... even tho he beat the case he was still not ever getting out for the 1st murder case, life without the possibility of parole. He probably thought about that part he won, but he still lost. He beat up my dads wife son while they were in prison. They let him out cause no one was suppose to be near this guy at all for some reason. He was near him and he beat him bad, so they let him out. Crazy everyone wondered how he got out of prison, but they neglected to keep him away from this guy. Something was actually wrong with this man.

  • ActuallyReally

    I'm having a hard time understanding what you posted. Are you saying Aaron Hernandez beat up your stepmom's son or your stepmom's son beat him up? Either way it is well documented Hernandez was violent and frequently attacked people. I believe he killed the two he was acquitted of murdering last week. Either knowing he was going to die in prison or a guilty conscience kicked in. I'm going with the realizing he would never get out of jail. I'll save my sympathy for his victims.

  • ncbill

    Reports were that he was out of money to continue pursuing appeals of his original murder conviction, so friends had to fund his latest defense.

    Doing what he did makes it harder to win a civil case against his estate since apparently, per state law, civil plaintiffs can't use evidence collected in the criminal case while the latter is still under appeal.

    His kid(s) will also get any survivor's benefits from his NFL pension, plus the proceeds from any life insurance policies, assuming those were taken out more than 2 years before his suicide.

    He probably took out policies (or added more coverage) when his daughter was born.

    And if his advisors were not complete idiots those would have been owned by a trust in order to exclude the value of the policies from his estate.

  • Kimberly Vontrese

    RIP Aaron- a model U.S. Citizen. You were a hero.You knew how dangerous Black men were and took matters into your own hands.SALUTE. Your biopic will be epic.

  • Coffee1st

    Re: dead men haunting them.
    Don't know any killers. But I have a patient who knows a few. He told me that once his killer friends got out of prison, they were never quite right. He said many of them told him they would see there victims often.
    3-4 AM - Over 90% of the deaths I attended happened during this time.
    I call it the bewitching hour.

  • VioletRose Butterfly

    I hope he rots in hell. He killed someone and does not deserve to rest in peace for that alone. He probably was guilty of the other murders and being acquitted did not change his other conviction.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I do not believe he committed suicide.
    He just got off for a double murder & his lawyer was going to appeal the current charges.
    Why was he in general population? A high profile person? Not the norm.

  • Mrs.Meenie

    A "HERO" for killing black men?....Sandy is this you?

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Sweetie, he was a high profile killer. That's why he was in general population. He was getting off on technicalities most likely. So, being human nature like, an inmate didn't like that he was getting seemingly special treatment and murked his ass. Probably. Allegedly. Oh wait, he killed himself. Disregard.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    He was a thug. You're being far too generous in thinking a hoodlum would take care of proper estate planning.

  • andrew

    "NOT" in caps. You must know what you are talking about. Not.

  • 1shy112

    1st I would never call her my step mom, but my father's wife son...yes he did. They were not supposed to have anyone near this man and he beat the bricks off of him. There was something wrong with this guy. They let him out because of that alone.

  • AJ

    Thanks. I worked with Life After Innocence in Chicago for 2 years. It is a shame that innocent people get sent to prison regularly.

  • Lady_Elle

    He was already convicted in the other murder. I believe he had life for that murder.

  • Di Ana

    Lol... Is it because folks keeps saying RIP.... I think I get you ?

  • AcutallyReally

    According Aaron's mother he became angry and out of control after his father died. She said she did not know what to do with him. He was a sociopath who enjoyed inflicting pain and unleashing his wrath on others. When he got into the NFL and got fame and money it probably made him think he was invincible and could do whatever he wanted.

  • AcutallyReally

    He was in his cell smoking synthetic marijuana with a "friend" before he died according to recent reports. They're saying he had John 3:16 written across his forehead. It all adds up to me: suicide, drug abuse, murder, thugging, and squandering a life most could only dream about. Very consistent with someone mentally and emotionally out of control. This man was a loser. Period. I feel real bad for his daughter but beyond that people need to accept he chose his path in life. Also, who would have a motive to kill him and for what purpose? He wasn't killed in general pop roaming about. He was in his cell which he did not share with anyone. People are speculating he did this because he was out of money to continue to appeal and now his daughter gets his NFL pension and estate.

  • ncbill

    the NFL offers their Financial Education Program (FEP) to "teach players about cash management, insurance, tax planning, estate planning, investments, retirement planning and other related topics."

    He would certainly have been advised to do what I mentioned above.

    Though, either way, the public will likely never know.

  • Mrs. B. Y.

    This has to be one of the funniest things I have seen on social media ????

  • Keisha Hannah

    Right.... smh

  • Maxima

    Exactly. He caused a lot of people grief and pain throughout his thug life. However, in the end, what he did was quite courageous and almost honorable. RIP Aaron Hernandez

  • Maxima

    Wow, thanks for this info.

  • Maxima

    Very true, do you know that is why most bars close at 2:00 a.m. And in NYC, when they close at 4:00 a.m., do you know that most violence happens at 3:00 a.m.

  • Maxima

    I don't doubt you, but he was accused of killing 3 black men (the double murder were Cape Verdans, technically still black men) and was convicted, for life, of the third black man. Guards killing someone for killing black men....Meh thinks not.

  • Kimberly Vontrese

    No I am not Sandy. Yes! Correct. Black men have called OPEN SEASON on Black women and are DANGEROUS. Aaron Hernandez did a great service to our country.

  • Kimberly Vontrese

    You have no proof that he was guilty. Also, since he died while on an appeal, that makes him INNOCENT per MA state law.

  • Kimberly Vontrese

    Black men kill each other everyday in Chicago. Military personnel and cops kill people everyday. Why is Aaron (an INNOCENT man) being made out to be such a monste?. There was NO PROOF that he murdered anyone.

    Also, Aaron loved Black women, something that can't truly be said about Black men.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Innocent while dead. WINNING.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    He's guilty babe. Don't do that. Ever wonder why he never took the stand and only sat off to the side in his expensive suit? Guilty. Thank God he killed himself cuz he was truly a menace to society. You have to be the dumbest mf to schit away millions of dollars and an NFL career all so you can be a coward thug.

  • michael murray

    Hmmmm, so you had to throw in the fact that he loved black women? You do know his women made it alot worse. And also, don't put all black men in that category that don't love black women

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    She sure did.