Aaron Hernandez was reportedly found dead with a Bible verse written on his forehead

When the body of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found by prison guards on Wednesday morning, they noticed something written on his forehead.

The Bible verse John 3:16 was scrawled in red marker on his head and a Bible was found opened to the verse, according to ABC News.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life," the verse reads. It is one of the most quoted verses in Christianity.

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The 27-year-old convicted murderer was discovered hanging in his cell at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts, at approximately 3:05 a.m.

The Massachusetts Department of Correction said he committed suicide, but Hernandez's former agent and his attorney say they don't believe he could ever do such a thing. No suicide note was found on the scene.

"There were no conversations or correspondence from Aaron to his family or legal team that would have indicated anything like this was possible," his lawyer, Jose Baez, said in a statement.

"Aaron was looking forward to an opportunity for a second chance to prove his innocence. Those who love and care about him are heartbroken and determined to find the truth surrounding his untimely death."

On April 14, Hernandez was acquitted on charges of killing two people in a drive-by shooting in 2012, the Boston Globe reports. He was already serving a life sentence for the 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd, for which he was found guilty in 2015.

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College years: 2007-2010

After an impressive high school football career, Hernandez was recruited to the University of Florida, where he would become one the Gators' star players on the football team while also he playing alongside Tim Tebow.

During this time, however, Hernandez was rumored to have several run-ins with the law, including use of marijuana, fighting in bars, and would later become a person of interest in shooting case in 2007.

2010-2011

Hernandez was drafted by the New England Patriots and became the youngest player in the league in 2010.

The following year he would make his first Super Bowl appearance in 2011.

2012

Police were called to his home in Hermosa Beach after reports of domestic abuse and an alleged fight between him and his girlfriend, Shayanna Jenkins.

No arrests were reported.

2013

Hernandez was arrested for the murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player, in June. He would immediately be cut by the Patriots and indicted by a grand jury in August of 2013.

2014

While behind bars, Hernandez faced accusations of threatening to kill a jail guard.

He would later receive a write up over the incident. 

2015

Hernandez was convicted in the murder of Odin Lloyd in April, and was later reported to have been found with a shank while in prison.

2017

Hernandez was acquitted of the 2012 double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in April

He committed suicide by hanging himself in his prison cell on April 19, 2017.

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