Yesterday the world learned about former NFL Patriots star Aaron Hernandez’s suicide that took place in his single-jail cell.
Hernandez was imprisoned being prisoned at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. It’s a maximum security facility with medium security located in the Massachusetts.
In Massachusetts there is a law that they are saying with his death, Hernandez died an innocent man.
And with that, there’s also a technicality that might get his heirs paid millions from the Patriots organization and the NFL.
There are reports that say that the Patriots withheld $3.25 million in signing bonus money and also Hernandez’s $2.5 million base salary from all the way in June 2013.
By 2013, Hernandez was arrested for the murder of Odin Lloyd and convicted in 2015. With the fact that Hernandez is considered innocent then he should be off the hook in the NFL’s eyes too.
“That’s the question that’s starting to be raised with respect to the bonus provisions in his contract and his NFL pension,” lawyer Michael Coyne explained to CSNNE’s “Toucher and Rich” on Wednesday. “If these convictions are ultimately vacated- both his conviction with Odin Lloyd and his conviction on the gun charge- because of his failure to appeal, will his late, will his child and his wife be able to recover either some of the bonus that’s still due to him under the Patriots contract or any of his pension benefits that the NFL might owe him?”
There is a huge IF to his child will receive a payment from the NFL and if they will be able to keep the money since Odin Lloyd’s family is going forward with a civil lawsuit against Aaron Hernandez.
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