Chilling details are emerging from the scene surrounding the apparent suicide of former Florida TE Aaron Hernandez.
Sources have told multiple media outlets that Hernandez, 27, was found with Bible verse “John 3:16” written on his forehead. A Bible opened to that verse was found in his cell. It has been noted previously that Hernandez routinely read the Bible with Urban Meyer every morning during his Gators career.
Edit: Original reports stated that Hernandez cut his own finger to write the verse in blood. Later reports are indicating it was written in “blood-red marker.”
Must clarify: John 3:16 message found on Hernandez forehead written in red blood marker, not blood story developing #fox25
— Bob Ward Fox25 (@Bward3) April 19, 2017
It’s not the only new detail to emerge from the scene.
A law enforcement source told WBZ CBS 4 Boston that Hernandez may have smoked synthetic marijuana known as “K2” prior to his death.
The former member of the New England Patriots reportedly hung himself with a bed sheet. The timing of Hernandez’s death came as a surprise as he had been acquitted of a double homicide on Friday. He was currently serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd, but the recent acquittal was believed to be crucial for Hernandez’s appeal in the Lloyd case.
Hernandez played at UF from 2007-09, and many former teammates have reacted to the shocking news on social media, including Mike and Maurkice Pouncey.