NFL player reaction to Hernandez's suicide run the gamut

NFL player reaction to Hernandez's suicide run the gamut

When news broke of Aaron Hernandez's suicide, past and present NFL players took to Twitter to express their feelings. But, like the general public's reaction to Hernandez himself, not all the reaction was symaptheic to a lost life.

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Some was. Such as that of former Steeler Ike Taylor:

And the Bills' Jerel Worthy:

But there were other thoughts, too. Former NFL cornerback Antonio Cromartie hinted at the conspiracy theories that are flying around cyberspace . . .

. . . which drew this response from ex-NFL punter Pat McAfee:

And then there was the case of Ike Reese.

Reese, a former Eagle and current sports talk-show host on WIP Radio in Philadelphia, said in a Tweet that has since been deleted: "Aaron Hernandez, #HeGone!!!!" When he was called out for being insensitive, he got his back up:

But then he had second thoughts (or he realized that this probably wasn't the right path to go down). He deleted the Tweet and said:

And, in the end, that's probably how a lot of people feel this morning: Hate the sin but, ultimately, have mercy on the sinner.

 

Patriots release camp dates; open practices begin July 27

Patriots release camp dates; open practices begin July 27

Football is coming.

The Patriots announced on Thursday that veterans will report to training camp on Wednesday, July 26 and that the first public practice will take place the following day.

Each of the team's first four practices -- from July 27-30 -- are scheduled to take place on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium "in the nine o'clock hour," according to the Patriots. Updates to the training camp schedule, including more specific start times for practices, can be found at patriots.com/trainingcamp.

The Patriots Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony for former corner Raymond Clayborn on Saturday, July 29 around midday following that morning's training camp practice. Held on the plaza outside the Hall at Patriot Place, the ceremony will be free and open to the public.

The Patriots will host the Jaguars for two days of joint practices open to the public on Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8. The preseason opener for both clubs will take place at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 10.