Aaron Hernandez’s suicide left some grappling with how to feel about the death of a convicted murderer, but his friends didn’t hold back from sharing their heartbreak on social media.
Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and his twin brother, Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, both took to Instagram on Wednesday after it was reported the former New England Patriots tight end was found hanged in his jail cell. The brothers played football with Hernandez at Florida.
Hernandez was convicted of murder in the case of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd’s 2013 shooting death but was found not guilty in another murder case, a 2012 double homicide in Boston’s South End neighborhood, Friday. The Pounceys — who were photographed wearing “Free Hernandez” hats shortly after the former tight end’s arrest — remained close to Hernandez even after he was charged with murder, and Hernandez often talked to Mike Pouncey from jail.
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