Report: Former New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide in Prison

According to multiple reports, former New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez was found dead at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass. The death was said to be from hanging himself in his cell.

The timing of this incident comes at a rather interesting time. Last week, he was found not guilty on two counts of murder stemming from an arrest back in 2012.

Hernandez’s attorney — Jose Baez — released this statement:

“The family and legal team is shocked and surprised at the news of Aaron’s death. There were no conversations or correspondence from Aaron to his family or legal team that would have indicated anything like this was possible.¬†Aaron was looking forward to an opportunity for a second chance to prove his innocence. Those who love and care about him are heartbroken and determined to find the truth surrounding his untimely death.”

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