Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell on Wednesday morning, with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections calling his death a suicide. However, it doesn’t appear that former and current representatives of Hernandez are buying that explanation.
Brian Murphy, a former agent for Hernandez, took to Twitter to express his disbelief at the former football player’s death, saying that there was “no chance” that Hernandez would take his own life.
Murphy is apparently not the only one, as Jose Baez — Hernandez’s lawyer for his recent murder trial — released a statement saying that his law firm would be conducting their own investigation on Hernandez’s death.
An autopsy is still to be conducted on Hernandez to determine his official cause of death.
Hernandez was acquitted of the murders of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado last week, but he was still serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Prosecutors had alleged that the two cases were related, and Hernandez’s legal team was set to try and get the Lloyd case overturned following the acquittal.
Hernandez was drafted in 2010 by the New England Patriots after a standout career as a tight end at the University of Florida. His NFL career came to a stunning end in June of 2013 when he was arrested for the murder of Lloyd after a short investigation.
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