Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide In Prison

In a shocking development, former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in prison earlier this morning, report Aimee Ortiz and John R. Ellement of the Boston Globe.Aaron Hernandez (Vertical)

“Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population unit,” according to a statement from the Department of Correction. “Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bedsheet that he attached to his cell window. Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items.”

Hernandez, of course, was serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013. But he had recently been acquitted of another double murder committed in 2012. Hernandez was not on suicide watch as he’d given no signal that he was intent on harming himself, per the Boston Globe scribes, and no suicide note has yet been discovered. An investigation into the incident is still ongoing, however.

Hernandez’s death brings to a close one of the larger recent tragedies in the NFL sphere. Hernandez shined during his three seasons with the Patriots, and even secured a $40MM contract extension with the club. He was quickly released after the Lloyd murder investigation, began, however, and had been in custody ever since. Hernandez was 27 years old.

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34 comments on “Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide In Prison

  1. bsteady7

    The real loser in all of this are the children. Odom Lloyd’s children. Aaron Hernandez’s daughter. There isn’t one single funny thing about it. Not about murder and suicide. Grow up.

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    • Stillers12
      Stillers12

      First; the gentleman’s name was Odin… and second; I’m sure Hernandez’s daughter will be better off. Granted, she will always have to live with what he did, but I think she’s better off without him on the planet. Saves the taxpayers a ton of money too.

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      • Even if he was likely to spend his life in jail, you can’t completely discredit the impact of having both parents in a child’s life. Ask any person who grew up with only one parent in their life (assuming the other either just left or was in prison) and I’m sure most of them would prefer to have both parents in their life.

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    • tylerall5

      I for one am happy to see a murderer erased off of the planet one way or another. Good riddance.

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    • Ironman_4life

      My personal opinion I’m not a liberal American that thinks this guy is a hero and this is sad. I’m the opposite I think this guys a coward and a disgrace.

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      • bucsfan

        How does being a liberal American mean that you think Hernandez is a hero? The dude is a scumbag who killed a man and deserved the life sentence he got.

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  2. John Murray

    Rest in peace Aaron. I’ll Never condone anything you did, but there had to be a lot going on inside to get as far as you did and then fall so hard.

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    • Breezy

      D’Angelo was strangled with a belt to death. Didn’t hang himself.

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  3. Justin Allen

    It is always sad when someone loses their life. With that being said, he lost his life years ago when he made his choices. He deserved to die for what he did. He made stupid, idiotic choices, and how many people lost their lives because of them? That is sad.

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  4. crazysull

    I don’t feel as bad about this as I probably should but the guy was going to die in jail anyways and he finally lost it. He probably felt like Odin felt, having his life taken from him(in a different way) he took the easy way out like he always did and killed himself rather than suffer through the rest of his life in prison. This should be a prime example for all the young players about even though you are in the NFL and making a lot of money you are not above the law and better than anyone and you will still get into trouble if you do something stupid. Hopefully guys like Mixon and Cook and anyone else that has done anything dumb see this as a teaching moment and make a change in how they live life.

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  5. crazysull

    He had such a bright future if he was willing to put in the work and stay off the streets and not associate himself with the wrong people, him and Gronk would be a great pair but he decided to throw all that away because he thought he was cool and since he was famous he could and would get away with it. I remember when it first happened a few years ago I didn’t think it was possible that he committed the crime and that in the end he would be found to have no connection to the crime but as I looked more and more into the situation I realized that he did do it and home much of an idiot he was. Again this should be a teaching moment to kids and young adults by showing how you can go from having everything you want in life to having nothing and being stuck in jail and killing yourself based off of a dumb choice to associate yourself with the wrong people

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  6. jgiun1@yahoo.com

    Damn, he was the starting tight end, safety and defensive back in the guards vs. Prisoners annual football event.

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  7. Clark K

    Im not finding this funny at all Im legit pissed off he took the easy way out you do the crime you do the time you dont wanna spend the rest of your life in prison then dont commit murders!

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  8. I was disgusted by what Hernandez did and the punishment for him was well deserved, but to be making fun of him after the fact or saying stuff like “good riddance” barely makes you better than Hernandez. He definitely took the easy way out instead of spending life in prison (which is a worse punishment than being punished by death for your actions) but it amazes me the level of disrespect people would go to. Its easy to show off on an online commenting site but I can guarantee that none of you would have the guts to say stuff like this to his face if he were still alive or to his family.

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    • 2dmo4

      The statement: “saying stuff like “good riddance” barely makes you better than Hernandez” is one of the most ridiculous comments Ive read on this site and there have been some pretty moronic comments.

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      • How? In the case of Hernandez, saying “good riddance” in regards to Hernandez himself is basically saying “I’m glad he’s dead.” To be clear, I don’t think saying “good riddance” in itself isn’t bad (such as saying good riddance to a bad player on a team who just got cut/traded). Again, when you put it into the context of saying that to someone who is dead, that’s when its crossing a line. I’m sure Aaron Hernandez thought “good riddance” when he killed Odin Lloyd.

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        • TheMichigan
          TheMichigan

          You never wish death upon anyone, no matter who that person is. It’s inhumane. Hernandez was a complete waste of talent and I do not condone, nor promote the atrocity he committed. But still, there is a line to be drawn. He killed himself, he was obviously dealing with some sort of internalized pain, the man wasn’t even on suicide watch, and now his daughter has to grow up without a father at all, bad enough that he was in jail for life, but now she has to live without him at all. Making rash jokes or saying “good riddance” about a man who was dealing with some stuff and killed himself, while it doesn’t put you on the same level as said man who committed flipping murder, still doesn’t make you look good in any light.

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        • cuban1

          Its ridiculous because youre equating two completely different things. To say it barely makes you better than a man who murdered someone over a perceived slight is what is ridiculous. One guy is a cold blooded murderer, the other said good-riddance to said murderer, i dont see how you or anyone in their right mind can compare the two and say that makes them similar.

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