By: Chris Fritsch
Aaron Hernandez found dead in Prison cell early morning on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Hernandez was a former New England Patriots tight end. Hernandez’s life took a dramatic turn on June 26th, 2013 many people may remember that back in 2013 he was arrested for murder.
In 2015, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of Odin Lloyd. Days before his tragic death he was acquitted of a separate double murder. Viewing sports sites and scrolling through social media you see a lot of different reactions.
Many believe that foul play was involved but a lot of evidence points towards an apparent suicide. It doesn’t make sense to me that someone would kill themselves just days after being acquitted of a double murder. It is also quite interesting that the same day Hernandez was found dead was the same day that the New England Patriots were visiting the White House for winning the Super Bowl. Very ironic and I am sure more conspiracies with arouse as time passes.
In no way shape or form should people feel bad about Aaron Hernandez and his circumstances. He was in prison for a crime he had committed and that is the price you have to pay sometimes. We should all feel for his family and his beloved daughter he left behind, she lost her dad to prison in 2015 and lost her dad to the game of life in 2017. She nor will any of his family be able to see him again. That is who we should feel bad for.
I personally believe that Hernandez did not commit suicide because he had an appeal coming up to try and overturn his life conviction as well as just being acquitted of a double murder. Hernandez was not on suicide watch because there were no indications of him committing suicide. When asking questions about reactions of the death of Aaron Hernandez many people had no idea who he was. But the ones that’s did know were shocked by the news and surprised.
“I was shocked when I read the news on Facebook. Shocking. Especially after he just got acquitted,” said Aurora football player Dejuan Binion.
“I was shocked. I can’t imagine what was going through his mind knowing he was leaving his family behind. He just got acquitted, he must of had a good reason to do what he did,” said freshman Carlos Jimenez
Not all details have emerged on the situation but more will come. Other students mentioned that he didn’t kill him self but from the looks of it, it is an apparent suicide. Our prayers and love are with Hernandez’s family.