On April 19, sometime before 3 a.m., Aaron Hernandez, the former star New England Patriots tight end, scrawled three notes—one to his fiancée, the mother of his little girl, one to that daughter and a third to his close prison friend—and placed them next to a Bible in his solitary prison cell in the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts. Then the 27-year-old former NFL star serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for murder, jammed the track of his cell door with cardboard to prevent guards from coming in, slicked the floor with liquid soap and shampoo (which investigators believe he did to make it harder for him to back out in case he lost his nerve), wrapped his bed sheet around his neck multiple times and then tied one end of it to a bar on the window of his cell. Hernandez was then rushed to UMass Leominster hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. It was an ugly end to the former NFL star’s often ugly life and it came on the same day players on his former team traveled to the White House to celebrate the New England Patriot’s Super Bowl win.
NASCAR has postponed the Monster Energy Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway because of heavy rain that is not expected to let up on Sunday. Weather has been a problem all weekend at Bristol, where Friday qualifications were washed out. Cup points leader Kyle Larson will start on the pole next to Chase Elliott.
It made perfect sense why Mark Dantonio dismissed Auston Robertson from his Michigan State football team on Friday. Now it really makes sense. Friday, reports surfaced that Robertson was facing a charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony, stemming from an April 9 incident. At the time, no details of what led to the charge were divulged; now, they have been. From mlive.com, detailing the testimony of Meridian Township (Mich.) police detective Rebecca Payne during a court hearing: … the alleged victim said she ran into Robertson at a party at around 11 p.m. on April 8 in East Lansing. After the victim accompanied Robertson and a friend to a local pizza place, Robertson’s girlfriend