Early this morning, reports showed that Aaron Hernandez — the former NFL star who was convicted of murder — was found hanged in his prison cell. Now, Hernandez's former agent, Brian Murphy, is saying the former Patriots star may not have committed suicide.
"Absolutely no chance he took his own life," Murphy said on Twitter, expressing his definitive opinion on the matter. "Chico was not a saint, but my family and I loved him and he would never take his own life."
His agent isn't alone in this theory. According to TMZ, Hernandez's lawyer, Jose Baez, also has doubts on his client's death, claiming it could have been an inside job from an inmate or prison worker. Another former teammate echoed this idea, refusing to believe that Hernandez would choose death upon himself. Others, however, are set on believing he hanged himself, considering the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court gave details regarding the state of his jail cell. According to the statement, the former tight end hanged himself using a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window. “Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items," it said.
Neither theory has been confirmed or denied as of yet.
Reports have stated, though, that Hernandez was found with a bible verse on his forehead and the wall in his jail cell. Sources told Fox 25 that the words "John 3:16" were written in red marker on his forehead, and the BIble was left open at the accompanying verse, which read: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." Hernandez also had a religious tattoo on his arm which read, "God forgives."