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  • #1 by jbcarol on 19 Apr 2017
  • Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in prison Wednesday morning, the Department of Correction said

    Former Florida Gator and New England Patriots star was discovered hanging in his cell at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., at approximately 3:05 a.m.


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    “Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population unit,” the statement said. “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.”

    State Police are investigating, and his family has been notified.

    Hernandez’s suicide comes five days after he was acquitted of murdering two men in Boston in 2012. However, he was still serving a life without parole sentence for murdering Odin L. Lloyd in North Attleborough in 2013.
  • #2 by hogcard1964 on 19 Apr 2017
  • Live like a coward, die like a coward.

    At the very least I hope this bring peace to the families of the victims.
  • #3 by jbcarol on 19 Apr 2017
  • #4 by Dropkick on 19 Apr 2017
  • What a tragic story for all involved.
  • #5 by Vantage 8 dude on 19 Apr 2017
  • What a tragic story for all involved.
    How so true! Yep, in this case absolutely no one wins. Obviously the victims and their parents, family and friends; Hernandez's family, especially his young daughter. Such as waste all the way around. An obviously athletically talented but immensely troubled individual. I read somewhere that not surprisingly he was diagnosed with low self-esteem and anti-social behavior disorder. Whatever the true issues, the tragic end to a life NOT well lived is a cautionary tale for all of us.

    Perhaps in the end the only real winners were society in general. Harsh to say, however, at least the taxpayers/general public won't have to pay the upkeep of his life long stay in prison. Not a particularly charitable way of looking at it though. :( :( :(

    One further thought: in going back and reviewing his background all this seems to make zero sense. From what I understand he grew up in a relatively stable two parent home. He worked hard during and after high school to hone his football skills. However, there was some seed inside that led him to make the totally wrong choices. He got away with several drug related issues while at UF. However, what's even more strange, and tragic, is that even with his very lucrative contract and seemingly "set of life" status with the Patriots, he still choose to associate with drug dealers and gang bangers. Perhaps it goes back to the supposed issue(s) of low self-esteem and/or anti-social behavior patterns. The real reason(s) may never be known. The one thing that IS abundantly clear though is that in the end he was alone; deserted by virtually everyone that meant anything to him. Whether or not one agrees with this sad end, one can't argue that this is another prime example of very bad personal choices that led to a person's huge downfall.
  • #6 by DZ on 19 Apr 2017

  • If he gave a crap about his daughter and his family he wouldn't have been out killing people. His daughter would probably be better off not knowing who he is than have to live her life knowing what a POS her dad was. I don't understand how anyone can feel sorry for the guy. the peoples family of those that he killed are the only ones that deserve any sympathy.
  • #7 by Vantage 8 dude on 19 Apr 2017
  • If he gave a crap about his daughter and his family he wouldn't have been out killing people. His daughter would probably be better off not knowing who he is than have to live her life knowing what a POS her dad was. I don't understand how anyone can feel sorry for the guy. the peoples family of those that he killed are the only ones that deserve any sympathy.
    Speaking only for myself, I don't feel sorry for him. I most certainly do for the victim's families and Hernandez's family as they had nothing to do with his actions. Above all its his daughter that will never really get to know anything positive about her dad. Having said that, what I also find sad are the choices this guy made; choices that obviously can't readily be explained. A very good lesson and reminder for all of us: the choices we make, both good and bad, can really have profound and lasting consequences for the rest of our lives (and others). We all need to think for clearly and rationally before the next time we "pull the lever" in deciding what we do/don't do.
  • #8 by Inhogswetrust on 19 Apr 2017
  • Good riddance.
  • #9 by Jackrabbit Hog on 19 Apr 2017
  • I'm so shocked that Urban wasn't able to turn this troubled kid's life around. 
  • #10 by Vantage 8 dude on 19 Apr 2017
  • I'm so shocked that Urban wasn't able to turn this troubled kid's life around.
    Yeah, I totally agree. Shocked indeed that such a good and righteous HC just couldn't get through. Then again, how come I seriously doubt he either tried of cared?
  • #11 by PorkRinds on 19 Apr 2017
  • How so true! Yep, in this case absolutely no one wins. Obviously the victims and their parents, family and friends; Hernandez's family, especially his young daughter. Such as waste all the way around. An obviously athletically talented but immensely troubled individual. I read somewhere that not surprisingly he was diagnosed with low self-esteem and anti-social behavior disorder. Whatever the true issues, the tragic end to a life NOT well lived is a cautionary tale for all of us.

    Perhaps in the end the only real winners were society in general. Harsh to say, however, at least the taxpayers/general public won't have to pay the upkeep of his life long stay in prison. Not a particularly charitable way of looking at it though. :( :( :(

    One further thought: in going back and reviewing his background all this seems to make zero sense. From what I understand he grew up in a relatively stable two parent home. He worked hard during and after high school to hone his football skills. However, there was some seed inside that led him to make the totally wrong choices. He got away with several drug related issues while at UF. However, what's even more strange, and tragic, is that even with his very lucrative contract and seemingly "set of life" status with the Patriots, he still choose to associate with drug dealers and gang bangers. Perhaps it goes back to the supposed issue(s) of low self-esteem and/or anti-social behavior patterns. The real reason(s) may never be known. The one thing that IS abundantly clear though is that in the end he was alone; deserted by virtually everyone that meant anything to him. Whether or not one agrees with this sad end, one can't argue that this is another prime example of very bad personal choices that led to a person's huge downfall.

    He grew up involved in gangs in New England. He was never willing to give up that lifestyle and the people involved in it. 
  • #12 by Vantage 8 dude on 19 Apr 2017
  • He grew up involved in gangs in New England. He was never willing to give up that lifestyle and the people involved in it.
    I wasn't aware of his early association with gangs growing up. However, looking back on how things unfolded it certainly makes sense.
  • #13 by jbcarol on 20 Apr 2017
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