Aaron Hernandez allegedly tested positive for synthetic marijuana

By Nicholas Cardona, Veuer

It appears Aaron Hernandez was using synthetic pot in prison before he committed suicide. The former Patriots tight end's body apparently tested positive for K2, according to Newsweek, which quoted police sources.

Hernandez was serving a life sentence for murder before his suicide, which occurred on the same day some of his former teammates on the New England Patriots traveled to the White House to be congratulated by President Donald Trump for their Super Bowl 51 victory.

Inmates apparently told police Hernandez may have been high when he committed suicide.

Sources inside the Massachusetts Department of Correction say an investigation is underway. They say one officer was already suspended with pay for allegedly missing a cell check the hour before Hernandez killed himself.

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NFL players, Twitter react to Aaron Hernandez's suicide
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NFL players, Twitter react to Aaron Hernandez's suicide
R.I.P Aaron Hernandez
#RIP Aaron Hernandez...something doesn't feel right about him committing suicide... #prayingfor✌🏾... GOOD MORNING TO ALL...
Damn man... Aaron Hernandez wow. Had everything he wanted in life then lost it all. RIP.... damn
RIP Aaron Hernandez
I don't care what anyone says. That was the homie. And no one deserves to go out like that.
Are people really upset that a MURDERER killed himself? Literally have no idea why people are upset about Aaron Hernandez
Aaron Hernandez essentially did what the guy from Cleveland did so why doe he get sympathy? Because he can catch a football ? Please
I thought he was about to appeal his case. Wow🤔🤔🤔 https://t.co/XFm6DzGzC6
I see a lot of people celebrating Aaron Hernandez death. Just remember his daughter, family, and his victims family are going through a lot.
Instead of using this time to mock suicide, I will use it to feel heartbroken for Aaron Hernandez's 4-year-old daug… https://t.co/fVCzCHCADS
I don't condone a single disgusting thing Aaron Hernandez did, but my heart hurts for his daughter on so many levels
Hernandez wins a murder trial.. and then commits suicide. Something doesn't add up. Regardless, RIP Aaron Hernandez.
You're telling me Aaron Hernandez gets acquitted of a DOUBLE-murder and then commits suicide? I smell foul play.
Pray for the soul and family of Aaron Hernandez. https://t.co/ulqmsuRykk
This is sad 👎🏾🙏🏾🌹 https://t.co/miFWGg2GNb https://t.co/NclOlk0b8a
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