Money can’t fix a lack of character.
A few short years ago, he was on top of the world.
Rolling in cash.
Living a life so many others could only imagine.
But none of that mattered.
His own character failings cost him all of that.
And a fiancee. And his daughter.
On the same day his former team was supposed to visit the White House to celebrate their latest win?
He hanged himself in his prison cell.
Christopher Fallon, the Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Communications of the Massachusetts Department of Correction, sent out a message after Hernandez’s death on Wednesday.
‘On April 19, 2017 Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanged in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley Massachusetts at approximately 3:05 a.m., lifesaving techniques were attempted on Mr. Hernandez and he was transported to UMASS Leominster where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. by a physician at the hospital,’ said Fallon.
‘Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing unit. Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window.
…At 20 years old, he started the 2010 season as the youngest player on any active roster in the NFL.
In his first two seasons with the Patriots he proved to be such an asset that he was signed to a five year contract extension in August 2012 worth a staggering $40million – just one month after the murders of Abreu and Furtado.
His 2012 season was his best yet, and he seemed to have everything going for him as he and fellow tight end Rob Gronkowski proved to be an indestructible tandem and were both league leaders in yards, receptions and touchdowns.
Then, that November, thinks got even better when his longtime girlfriend gave birth to their daughter.
With so much going his way, Hernandez made the decision to throw it all away in the off season when he murdered Lloyd in June 2013, with the Patriots releasing him soon after his arrest. -DailyMail
He had a lot going for him. Too bad he threw it all away.