Twitter reacts to former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's suicide

Massachusetts authorities say Aaron Hernandez killed himself in his prison cell Wednesday morning. (AP)
Massachusetts authorities say Aaron Hernandez killed himself in his prison cell Wednesday morning. (AP)

On Wednesday morning, the Massachusetts Department of Corrections announced that former NFL star Aaron Hernandez killed himself in his prison cell. The news comes just days after Hernandez was acquitted of a double murder. Hernandez was still serving a life sentence after being found guilty in the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.

The deepest reaction on social media might have come from an Instagram post by Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, who was Hernandez’s teammate at the University of Florida.

To my friend my brother! Through thick and thin right or wrong we never left each other's side. Today my heart hurts as I got the worse news I could have imagined. It was just a day ago we shared our last convo. I will forever miss you and love you bro. we will meet again rest easy! ❤️????????

A post shared by Mike Pouncey (@mikepouncey) on Apr 19, 2017 at 5:11am PDT


The sports world took to Twitter with reactions to Hernandez’s death.










More Aaron Hernandez coverage from Yahoo Sports:
Hernandez commits suicide in prison cell
Dan Wetzel: Slight change in Hernandez during his final days
Hernandez’s agent skeptical of prison suicide
Prison: Hernandez showed no suicidal signs, left no note

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