According to notes from the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, which was released by ESPN’s Michele Steele, Aaron Hernandez had talked about returning to the NFL, even if it was not with the Patriots. Hernandez, who committed suicide back in April, was acquitted of double murder before his death. Hernandez was also said to be a “spiritual guy,” according to prison notes.
We will always play the “What If” game when it comes to the life of Aaron Hernandez.
According to TMZ Sports, the third letter left in Aaron Hernandez’s cell was not for a gay lover, as previously reported, but for Hernandez’s lawyer. The letters were for Hernandez’s fiancee, his daughter and his attorney Jose Baez, according to the report.
This story has had so many twists and turns. Expect those twists and turns to continue
The life of Aaron Hernandez was a Shakespearian tragedy. A story that started well, but ended tragically. Today, Hernandez was found dead in his cell after allegedly hanging himself. Hernandez was only 27. He was recently acquitted of double-murder last Friday, and was in the process of appealing his 2015 murder conviction, which put him in jail for life.
Some would call it sad, while others would call it karma. I call it a tragedy. Where did it go wrong? Hernandez was on top of the world after signing a five-year, 40-million dollar deal back in 2012 with the Patriots. Along with Rob Gronkowski, Hernandez helped form one of the more dynamic tight end combinations in the history of the game. Unfortunately for Hernandez, he seemed to like the street life. He was playing in-between two worlds. He was a New England Patriot by day, and a thug by night. You can’t be both. Ultimately, it all caught up to him, and his double life ended when he killed Odin Lloyd in 2013.
If Hernandez had played in another city, would things have been different? (Hernandez grew up two hours from Boston in Bristol, CT). If his father were alive, would things be different? Hernandez lost his father at the age of 16.
We will never know.
Last week, when asked one word to describe Aaron Hernandez, Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick used the word “tragedy.”
Tragedy is the best word to describe the life of Aaron Hernandez.
A jury in Boston found Aaron Hernandez not guilty of murder in the first-degree on Friday.
Hernandez was accused of killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in a drive-by- shooting back in 2012. According to the prosecution, the two were murdered because one of them spilled a drink on Hernandez in a club.
Already serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd, Hernandez was found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm on Friday, and will serve four to five years for that charge.