More details have emerged, including the fact that he had written “John 3:16” on his forehead before killing himself. Although some reports claimed that he wrote the message in his own blood, WBZ says it was actually inked onto his face with a “blood red marker.” John 3:16 is a Bible verse that reads, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
An investigation team added that the former New England Patriots tight end “also appeared to have red marker on his hands and feet.” Law enforcement officials are also checking into whether Hernandez “may have smoked synthetic marijuana called K2 Tuesday night.”
Hernandez was serving a life sentence in prison without parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. He was found dead just days after being acquitted of a double murder charge.