The Aaron Hernandez story came to a tragic end earlier this week when the former star tight end of the New England Patriots was found hanging in his prison cell in what has since been ruled a suicide. Hernandez was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole after he was convicted in the 2013 killing of semi-pro football player and friend Odin Llyod. More details have been coming to light in the wake of Hernandez’s death, revealing just how troubled Hernandez may have been, and how he possibly posed a threat to everyone around him, including reporters. Just ask NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, who was a Patriots beat writer back in 2010 when Hernandez was drafted by the Pats.
Beijing has honored him with a statue, museum, stamp and play. But no longer with a contract. The Beijing Ducks agreed to terminate their pact with Stephon Marbury this weekend, making the 40-year-old former Knick and Net a free agent. Marbury had one more year left on his deal — after which he said he would retire — but disagreements about his role and salary caused the rift. Marbury, who resuscitated his basketball career in the Chinese Basketball Association after falling out of the NBA in 2009, released a statement to his legions of overseas fans, saying he always will be a “Beijinger” and thanking them for giving him a “second life.” Marbury, from Coney Island and a fixture on very bad Knicks
Rory McIlroy officially became a married man on Saturday, wedding Erica Stoll in Ireland.