Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder on Wednesday for the shooting death of Odin Lloyd, who was killed in an industrial park near the player's Massachusetts home in June 2013.
The one-time Pro Bowl player and current murderer was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
While it is expected that the defense will file an appeal arguing that the jury totally and unfairly ignored Hernandez's celebrity status, for now we must assume justice will be done.
In the meantime, let's look at some of the reactions to the conviction in the media:
Chris Baker, nose tackle for the Washington Redskins:
Damn Hernandez let's this be a lesson people make wise decisions and watch the company you keep
And, we would add, don't murder anybody. That should be at the top of the short list.
Free agent linebacker and former Patriot Brandon Spikes:
IM CONFUSED ABOUT THE JUSTICE SYSTEM THESE DAYS !!!
Let me get off this cus yall wanna joke and sh*t smh
I'll get back on tmrw when yall done fake caring
Yes, Brandon, it's a cold world indeed. Odin Lloyd learned that very thing a couple of years ago. Also, just to clarify, we're not "fake caring" or even real caring about Hernandez, who is a rightfully convicted murderer.
Scott Zolak, former NFL quarterback:
The Sultan of Sloth (Fritterati contributor):
So, that gun-shaped TV remote in his waistband wasn't actually a TV remote? But the defense was so insistent!
I'm so glad I didn't have home security cameras at my house on Rockingham Drive.
No, right! You are a murderer.
Aaron Hernandez will still get out of jail before the Cowboys win another playoff game.
This from fans of a team that has never won a Super Bowl. Shut up.
Skylar Diggins, WNBA player:
He still looks calm.
Yes, that's his psychopathic mask, Skylar. Inside he wants to kill everybody in the courtroom, plus you and us.
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