Aaron Hernandez died at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts this morning.
According to the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, he committed suicide inside of his jail cell at around 3 a.m. by hanging himself from a bed sheet that he attached to a window.
But is that really what happened?
Several people who were close to Hernandez at the end of his life aren’t so sure. Shortly after Hernandez’s death was revealed, Hernandez’s former agent Brian Murphy took to Twitter to express some doubt over the suicide report. Murphy believes there’s "absolutely no chance" Hernandez killed himself. He said Hernandez "would never take his own life."
Murphy is not the only person who has shared this sentiment. There are many other people who are skeptical about the idea of Hernandez committing suicide and think there might be more to the story than what the Massachusetts DOC has shared.
Hernandez’s lawyer Jose Baez has also chimed in and shared his opinion on the circumstances surrounding Hernandez’s death. He worked closely with Hernandez as recently as last week when he helped the former NFL tight end beat his double murder case.
He told TMZ Sports that Hernandez’s family is "devastated" and doesn’t think Hernandez committed suicide. He seemed to suggest Hernandez may have been murdered, and he released a statement calling for a thorough investigation into the incident.
Lot's of opinions going on right now.
Check out some of the tweets below:
Absolutely no chance he took his own life. Chico was not a saint, but my family and I loved him and he would never take his own life.— Brian Murphy (@A1Murph) April 19, 2017
Another former teammate of Aaron Hernandez I spoke with this am having a hard time believing he took his own life: "I am not buying it."— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) April 19, 2017
Aaron Hernandez just got acquitted bruh. There was a chance for him to appeal. It isn't a conspiracy theory, this is actually very very off— Dallas Glenn (@DallasDGlenn) April 19, 2017
Aaron Hernandez committed suicide after being found not guilty for 2 of the murders? That's so sketchy. Government was definitely in on it— Dan Bilzerian (@Giannotte) April 19, 2017