Not just long ago, former NFL star Aaron Hernadez
was found not guilty and acquitted of a double
We'll today we bring you news that the former NFL
star was found dead in his prison cell, Massachusetts prison
official stated. They revealed that Hernandez, 27, hung himself and
guards had investigated after they found him unresponsive in his
cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley
just after 3 a.m., Department of Correction spokesman Christopher
Fallon said in a statement.
The former New England Patriots tight end was
pronounced dead at UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital in
Leominster about an hour later.
Aaron was in a single cell in a generally
populated housing units in the maximum security state prison.
Hernandez had hung himself using a bed sheet that he attached to a
cell window, Fallon said.
Hernandez tried to block the cell door from the
inside by jamming the door with various items, Fallon
Fallon said he's not aware of any suicide note
written by Hernandez and stressed that an investigation is ongoing.
He said that officials had no concern that Hernandez was planning
on taking his own life, and if there was a concern about his
well-being, Hernandez would have been transferred to a mental
Hernandez was reportedly in tears on Friday after
he was acquitted of the 2012 fatal shootings of Daniel de Abreu and
Safiro Furtado in Boston. Just before his
But Hernandez was still serving a life sentence
without the possibility of parole for his conviction in the 2013
shooting of Odin Lloyd, who was dating Jenkins-Hernandez's
The former star Hernandez's lawyers did not
immediately respond to a request for
Hernandez's death comes the same day the Patriots
are making their visit to the White House to mark their Super Bowl
"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.
Massachusetts State Police remain on the scene
investigating the death.
Hernandez grew up in Connecticut and played for
the Patriots from 2010 to 2012. The team released him in June 2013,
shortly after he was arrested in Lloyd's
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