News broke early this morning that former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez had apparently committed suicide in his jail cell by attaching a bed sheet to a window and hanging himself.
Less than a week ago, Hernandez was acquitted of a 2012 double murder in a jury trial, and a statement by the Massachusetts Department of Correction said he showed no signs of being a suicide risk. It’s the tragic end to a tragic life that left a wake of pain and tragedy to many that entered its path.
Today, Colin pointed out the Hernandez story is one filled with opportunity and second chances. His flaws were overlooked at every stage of his life because of his rare athletic ability. And with all the opportunities, he chose to throw it all away. The end of his life was unexpected, but not entirely surprising.
What Colin truly finds tragic are young people who never have opportunities in life, are abused, or born into horrible circumstances they can’t overcome. They didn’t choose that.
Hernandez made his decisions. He inflicted the pain. In the end, he died the way he lived, violently.
Here’s Colin’s full reaction:
He chose a life of bullying, intimidating, and violently killing people. And when you live a harsh life like that, this is sometimes the outcome.”
Colin Cowherd reacts to Aaron Hernandez’s apparent suicide.
— FS1 (@FS1) April 19, 2017