The NFL made an fascinating alternative in its NFL “In Memoriam” tribute previous to Tremendous Bowl LII on Sunday.
Ex-Patriots tight finish and former convicted assassin Aaron Hernandez made an look on the tribute video earlier than the massive recreation.
Hernandez dedicated suicide final April simply days after he was acquitted on a double-murder cost however was nonetheless serving a life sentence for the 2013 homicide of Odin Lloyd.
His homicide conviction was later vacated by a Massachusetts choose weeks after his loss of life as a result of he died earlier than his enchantment was heard.
In line with a number of studies of these on the recreation, the previously convicted assassin was proven on a slide with a handful of different comparatively unknown NFL gamers who handed away within the final yr.
Different gamers have been honored with movies or particular person picture slides.
Hernandez performed three seasons with the Patriots earlier than he was charged with first-degree homicide in June 2013.
In November, researchers at Boston College found that Hernandez suffered from an unusually extreme case of CTE, a degenerative mind illness ensuing from blows to the pinnacle.