NFL players, Twitter react to Aaron Hernandez's prison suicide

Former and current NFL players reacted to news of Aaron Hernandez's prison suicide on Wednesday, expressing remorse in the wake of the former New England Patriots player's death.

"I thought he was about to appeal his case. Wow," wrote former New York Jets player Antonio Cromartie.

Current Jets defensive end also reacted to the news on Wednesday, simply writing "R.I.P. Aaron Hernandez."

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Rev. Jesse Jackson and Snoop Dogg even spoke out on Hernandez's death, Jackson offering prayer and Snoop deeming the death "sad."

Hernandez hanged himself in the jail cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder, just days after being acquitted of a second murder charge, state prison officials said on Wednesday.

Hernandez, 27, was a rising star in the National Football League when he was arrested in June 2013 and accused of murdering an acquaintance near his Massachusetts home. He was convicted of that killing and sentenced to life in prison in 2015, but on Friday he was found not guilty of a 2012 double murder.

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