Reports: Hernandez left note for prison lover

Reports: Hernandez left note for prison lover

Thursday’s statement from the Worcester County District Attorney’s office revealed that there were “three hand-written notes next to a Bible” in the cell of Aaron Hernandez at the time of his apparent suicide. Reports have emerged claiming to know who the intended recipients were. 

The Daily Mail -- which, it should be noted, is not a reliable outlet by Wikipedia’s standards -- first reported that the notes were left for Hernandez’ fiance, daughter and prison lover were each left one note. While their report should be taken with a grain of salt given their lack of credibility, a significantly more thorough report from Newsweek had the same information, citing "multiple law enforcement sources." They refer to the prison acquaintance as Hernandez' "boyfriend." 


The Daily Mail notes that Hernandez’ lover was “believed to be the last person Hernandez spoke to before he took his own life” and quotes “sources close to the investigation” as saying that the man is now under “eyeball to eyeball” suicide watch. 

Hernandez was found hanging from a bed sheet in his Souza-Baranowski Correction Center cell early Wednesday morning and was pronounced dead an hour later at UMass-Memorial Health Alliance Hospital. 

The report released by the DA’s office noted that there were “no signs of a struggle,” leading to the determination that the former Patriots tight end and convicted murderer had killed himself. 

Quick Slants the Podcast: Ranking the Patriots additions, are the Patriots better defensively, but worse offensively?

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Quick Slants the Podcast: Ranking the Patriots additions, are the Patriots better defensively, but worse offensively?

Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry go over the moves the Patriots have made this offseason and rank their favorite moves and what to expect from those players.

(1:00) Ranking the Patriots acquisitions so far.

(5:30) Will Danny Shelton or Jason McCourty have a bigger impact n the Patriots defense?

(13:00) What can Patriots fans realistically expect from Cordarrelle Patterson?

(16:00) Are the Patriots a better team now than they were at the end of the Super Bowl?

(17:00) What is the next position in need for the Patriots?

(23:00) How concerning is the tension level between Belichick/Brady/Gronkowski, when should Patriots fans start to panic?



Report: Slater returning to Patriots

Report: Slater returning to Patriots

Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater has signed a two-year deal to return to the team, according to an ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Slater had made a free-agent visit to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday. The seven-time Pro Bowl special teams ace, who turns 33 in September, has spent the past 10 seasons in a New England. Slater, one of the veteran leaders in the locker room, signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract extension in 2016.

The Patriots traded with the Oakland Raiders for kick returner/wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson earlier this week to bolster their special teams.