NFL community reacts to news of Aaron Hernandez's prison suicide

Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez has been given permission by the courts to sell Aaron Hernandez's $1.29 million home.

Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell Wednesday morning in an apparent suicide, Massachusetts corrections officials said.

The 27-year-old was serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013. Just last week he was acquitted in a double homicide case where he was accused of murderingDaniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in 2012.

The news of his death came as a shock to the NFL community. Below are some reactions from media members who watched his career as well as former and current players.

Patriots statement on Aaron Hernandez's death

The Patriots will visit the White HouseWednesday, and sent a brief statement to the Boston Globe:“We are aware of the reports, but I don’t anticipate that we will be commenting today."

NFL players reaction to Aaron Hernandez death

NFL media on Aaron Hernandez news


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