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In the end, Aaron Hernandez squandered his talent, his opportunity

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Waste. The short, violent life of Aaron Hernandez ended Wednesday when he turned his final act of aggression on himself. Hernandez, the former tight end of the New England Patriots and the Florida Gators, died of an apparent suicide Wednesday morning. And in the end, the final tragedy was the way he threw it all away. He was young, and he was rich, and he had a family and a big house. He was talented and on his way to…

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Convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in prison

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Former New England Patriot and University of Florida tight end Aaron Hernandez, just days after a legal victory, killed himself in his cell early Wednesday morning. Hernandez, serving a life sentence without parole, was acquitted in a double-homicide last week. His attorney pledged to fight his prior conviction and expressed confidence that Hernandez, 27, would be free again. The attorney, Jose Diaz, said he did not believe Hernandez committed suicide. He would conduct his own investigation, Diaz said. Hernandez hanged…

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Mariners’ Felix Hernandez shuts down Tampa Bay again

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Sometimes, the other guys can pitch a little, too. The Tampa Bay Rays’ offense was completely shut down by King Felix Hernandez (9-2) of the Seattle Mariners in a 2-1 loss Saturday night that broke the Rays’ four-game winning streak. Hernandez allowed only two hits in seven innings and only three for the game. Seattle, which has been in a horrible slump offensively, didn’t need many runs to beat the Rays. They got the winner on a home run by…

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Robert Hernandez big enough in key moment for Rowdies

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He is small, but he is fast. On the other hand, so is a dagger. Robert Hernandez, all 5-5 and 145 pounds of him, spurted in between two defenders from the Lauderdale Strikers and tapped in the only goal of the night in the 55th minute, leading the Tampa Bay Rowdies to a 1-0 victory against their cross-state rivals. As it turned out, one goal was plenty as keeper Matt Pickens recorded his second consecutive shutout in front of a…

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