Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell after hanging himself on Wednesday. The 27-year-old was serving a life sentence for murder. His death came less than a week after he was acquitted in a second murder case.
Here is some reaction from current and former NFL players and media.
RIP Chico 🙏🏾 #81— Flash Gordon (@JOSH_GORDONXII) April 19, 2017
Asked by CNBC days ago for one word to associate with Aaron Hernandez, Bill Belichick said, "tragedy."— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 19, 2017
From beginning to end, a tragedy.
Sad to hear about Aaron Hernandez. Promising future to a tragic end. 😔prayers to his family.— Joique Bell (@JoiqueBell) April 19, 2017
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