"It is quite possible that for Aaron Hernandez to be on the news on the same day that the Patriots are in the news, that's symbolic", said Ruskin.
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In addition, it could also mean his family gets money from the National Football League and his former team, the New England Patriots.
Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriots football player, was found hanged to death in his prison cell in MA early today, the State Corrections Department reports.
Why now? Is there more to the story? According to a report in the Boston Globe, Hernandez's death may impact his conviction in the 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd.
Quarterback Tom Brady, the team's best-known player, did not attend the White House event due to family commitments, local media reported, citing a statement from the self-described friend of Trump. In 2012, he signed a five-year, $40 million contract extension. "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". Fallon said he was not aware of any suicide note.
The Worcester County district attorney's office and the Correction Department were investigating, and Massachusetts' chief medical examiner was conducting an autopsy. He issued a statement Wednesday saying that Hernandez's family and legal team are "shocked and surprised" at the news of his death.
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A top state official responded that brain will be released by the medical examiner as soon as the investigation into his death is complete.
Still, he was a productive tight end for the Patriots for three seasons. Hernandez was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
Last week, Hernandez was acquitted of all but a gun charge in a lengthy trial in the 2012 shooting deaths of Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu. That year he got engaged to his girlfriend, Shayanna Jenkins, who was pregnant with their first child, a baby girl they named Avielle.
Investigators suggested Hernandez shot Lloyd to keep him quiet about the two earlier killings.
However Hernandez died, one thing that appears clear is that his conviction will be overturned now that he's dead.
Friends also were grieving in CT, where Hernandez was raised. On Friday, he had been acquitted of a double-murder in Boston. "His agent actually texted me and said he would never kill himself". "It just doesn't add up".