The former Patriots tight end reportedly hung himself in prison.
News broke early Wednesday morning on the death of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.
Aaron Hernandez committed suicide - statement from prison authorities. pic.twitter.com/xgQLA20x6Q— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 19, 2017
Hernandez was recently found not guilty of a double murder but was still serving life in prison for being found guilty in the 2012 murder of Odin Lloyd. Once word spread on the 27-year-old's death, members of the NFL community reacted on Twitter.
Damn I hated wakin up to that news. Regardless of how he lived his life he still has a family and friends that loved him. RipAaronHernandez— Jacoby Ford (@JacobyFord12) April 19, 2017
RIP Aaron Hernandez— Dorin Dickerson (@scorindorin) April 19, 2017
Tragic story of one man's life decisions who affected many families including his own. Aaron Hernandez.— Gerald Alexander (@GAlexander21) April 19, 2017
Two things hearing from players re Hernandez:— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) April 19, 2017
1. Sympathy for family of Odin Lloyd;
2. Wondering if what happened to Hernandez CTE related.
The Patriots are not currently set to make a statement.