At one point former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was considered a football player with star potential. Then a conviction for the murder of Odin Lloyd resulted in an abrupt end to his National Football League career.
Before committing suicide on April 19th, 2017, he wrote three letters.
EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Hernandez's suicide notes revealed https://t.co/B63u2W3rED pic.twitter.com/iA5JnI0Cng
— New York Post (@nypost) August 18, 2018
One letter was addressed to his lawyer Jose Baez which seemed to have an upbeat vibe. It included some jokes and personal requests as well.
Two other letters were directed to his fiancée Shayanna Jenkins and daughter Avielle Hernandez. Hernandez essentially lets both know how much they mean to him and how much love he has for them. This letter seems to be a bit more somber.
Regardless of what someone has done, death is still a very delicate situation. We must consider the families that are affected in any scenario.
Aaron Hernandez was acquitted of double murder and hanged himself in his jail cell five days later at 27 years old. Jose Baez presents an entirely different side of Hernandez than the one portrayed in courtrooms and the media. https://t.co/BNB1E6pMbJ
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) August 20, 2018
At the end of the day Hernandez’s life spiraled in a negative direction and eventually it was too late to put a stop to it.