More news is beginning to surface following Aaron Hernandez‘s reported suicide. After the ex-Patriots player was found hung by his bed sheets in his single-inmate cell, the Worcester District Attorney’s Office discovered three handwritten suicide notes next to a Bible. While the contents of the letters are not revealed, a source connected to the investigation told DailyMail.com that the letters were addressed to Hernandez’s fiancée Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, their four-year-old daughter Avielle, and an unnamed “gay prison lover.” The “lover” was reportedly the last person in contact with Hernandez before he died. Allegedly, he is now under strict suicide watch at the jail.
Newsweek claims that Hernandez was secretly bisexual. Also, the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd could’ve been because Lloyd threatened to out Hernandez. Newsweek reports, “He was convicted in April 2015 for shooting and killing his friend, Odin Lloyd, seemingly without motive. But interviews with multiple law enforcement officials directly involved in the case say Lloyd — a semipro football player who was dating Hernandez’s fiancé’s sister at the time — had information the football star did not want out: that he was bisexual.”
Hernandez’s brain is set to be donated by his family to Boston University to determine if he suffered from CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), which could reveal if head injuries during his football career caused the medical condition.
Our condolences go out to Hernandez’s family and friends.