Sport NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says Aaron Hernandez once jokingly threatened to kill him

17:50  21 april  2017
17:50  21 april  2017 Source:   sportingnews.com

Aaron Hernandez's prison suicide means he won't be a convicted murderer

  Aaron Hernandez's prison suicide means he won't be a convicted murderer Two years ago, a Massachusetts jury found Aaron Hernandezguilty of first-degree murder for the killing of Odin Lloyd in 2013. His suicide Wednesday, however, complicates things as it relates to the letter of the law.Hernandez suicide while Lloyd case on appeal vacates conviction for Lloyd's death. Not a convicted murderer in death. Odd twist.— MichaelCoyne (@DeanCoyne) April 19, 2017As attorney Michael Coyne pointed out on Twitter, his death will likely result in a vacated conviction as Hernandez was in the process of an appeal.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport brings the latest information on former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez being found dead in his cell of an apparent suicide and his personal experience knowing Hernandez during his time with the Patriots.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport brings the latest information on former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez being found dead in his cell of an apparent suicide and his personal experience knowing Hernandez during his time with the Patriots.

After the suicide of Aaron Hernandez, many people who knew the star tight end-turned-convicted-murderer have begun to share reflections on Hernandez's tragic life.

One of those people was NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who shared with the "Monday Morning Quarterback" a now-scary interaction he had with Hernandez when was still on the Patriots.

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Rapoport recalled what the tight end said to him the first time he received Hernandez's phone number.

Ian Rapoport © (Johnny Vy/NFL) Ian Rapoport

"When we first exchanged numbers, he called me over and said, 'Hey I just want you to know, you’re my guy. If you need anything let me know, I will help you out if I can. But I just want you to know, if you f--- me over, I’ll kill you,'" Rapoport said.

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  Aaron Hernandez's agent, lawyer question whether his death was a suicide Some of the people closest to Aaron Hernandez are questioning the circumstances of his death Wednesday morning in a Massachusetts prison cell. The statementThe statement released by the Massachusetts Department of Corrections announcing Hernandez's death made it clear authorities consider it a suicide: "Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window. Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport brings the latest information on former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez being found dead in his cell of an apparent suicide and his personal experience knowing Hernandez during his time with the Patriots.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport brings the latest information on former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez being found dead in his cell of an apparent suicide and his personal experience knowing Hernandez during his time with the Patriots.

That's certainly pretty terrifying now in hindsight, but at the time, Rapoport played it off.

"I sort of laughed a little bit," Rapoport said. "And I said, 'Don't worry, I got you, I'll take care of you.'"

Rapoport said there was another reporter, CBS Sports' William Bendetson, with him at the time.

"The first text I got after it became clear that Hernandez was the suspect in the murder investigation was from William Bendetson, who was like, 'Hey remember that day in the locker room?,'" Rapoport said.

At the time of his suicide, Hernandez was serving a life sentence without the chance of parole for the murder of Odin Lloyd.

Aaron Hernandez's lawyer invited jury from double-murder acquittal to funeral, juror says .
Aaron Hernandez's funeral on Monday drew an estimated 100 friends and family members, but could have drawn a few more attendees. According toAccording to the Boston Herald, the jurors who acquitted the former Patriots tight end of double-murder on April 14 were invited to Hernandez’s funeral by defense attorney Jose Baez.

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