Aaron Hernandez's Agent Says There's 'No Chance' Former TE's Death Was Suicide

Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistApril 19, 2017

NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA - AUGUST 22: Aaron Hernandez sits in the courtroom of the Attleboro District Court during his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Odin Lloyd. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Brian Murphy, the former agent for Aaron Hernandez, tweeted Wednesday there's "no chance" the ex-New England Patriots tight end died by suicide. 

Wednesday morning, the Massachusetts Department of Corrections released a statement announcing Hernandez "was discovered hanged in his cell," according to ESPN's Michele Steele 

Jose Baezwho represented Hernandez at his double-murder trial that ultimately resulted in a not guilty verdict last week—also suggested foul play could have been a factor. 

According to TMZ Sports, Baez "has launched an investigation on behalf of Hernandez family and they are not buying the suicide story" and "believes this could be a murder either by inmates or the folks who run the prison."

Hernandez had been serving a life sentence without chance of parole after he was found guilty in the 2013 murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.