If you’ve spent any of the past two years at the Souza-Baranoski Correctional Center, you may not know Aaron Hernandez, the infamous NFL player; you may be better acquainted with “Big Nose,” “Boom,” “Rokk Boy,” “Double A,” “AA,” “Chico,” “A Money,” or “Can’t Get Right” — as official prison documents obtained by TMZ following his apparent prison suicide reveal those were his nicknames given to him by fellow inmates while he was locked up.
Some of the documents also mentioned his personal music playlist, which included hits by Drake, Rihanna, and The Weeknd.
According to TMZ, the prison report also confirmed that he wrote “John 3:16” on his forehead in ink and on the wall of his cell, in blood, before seemingly taking his own life. The 27-year-old father was religious all his life, and the bible verse is known for being central to Christianity; it states, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
New details were also revealed about the scene at the time of his death, which is believed to be a suicide. He allegedly jammed the door to his cell with cardboard — which investigators believe was to stop anyone from entering and stopping what was about to happen. The investigation also claims that the ground was covered in shampoo, which experts believe was done in order to prevent himself from gaining his footing in case he had a change of heart when it came to taking his own life.
The report also confirmed the presence of three handwritten letters — previously believed to written to a number of people, including his mother, daughter, fiancée, his lawyer, and alleged prison lover — though the contents of letters have been redacted.
Following the release of the investigation, Aaron’s lawyer, Jose Baez, slammed the authorities in the way it was handled.
“Now that the state authorities have completed and closed their investigation into the death of Aaron, we owe it to Aaron and his family to conduct a thorough and independent investigation into this tragic death,” the infamous lawyer said in a statement. “The total lack of professionalism exhibited by government officials and their employees during this entire process is unprecedented. The majority of information contained in these reports was leaked the press during the course of the investigation. The family […] learned through the numerous press reports, citing unnamed government sources or those close to the investigation, of the details of Aaron’s death. The family members were victims in this matter and deserve better treatment by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255.