On Thursday morning news broke that Aaron Hernandez had been indicted for a 2012 double murder. Police believe that Hernandez was the driver of an SUV that killed two men and wounded a third in a drive-by shooting in South Boston. Since he has become a figure that extends beyond the world of sports – and one who provokes strong reactions across the board – this seemed like a good time to gauge reactions from Twitter.
Here’s a mix of macabre humor with cold reality.
“I can’t wait until Aaron Hernandez is a Buffalo Bill. The offense will be explosive.” –@mjkiebus
— Lindsey (@Lahlahlindsey) May 15, 2014
“In the first round of the criminal draft, the United States selects Aaron Hernandez (New England)”
— ParadigmShift35 (@NAWTADIGM) May 15, 2014
Aaron Hernandez pic.twitter.com/ZfNHyl6Nqs
— Doctor CatGod (@CatGodDBasedGod) May 15, 2014
At some point, in probably a year or two, there is going to be a riveting doc or 60 Minutes profile on the life of Aaron Hernandez.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) May 15, 2014
Aaron Hernandez was really in the streets lol
— Trey Lyles (@TreyMambaLyles) May 15, 2014
Aaron Hernandez is a gigantic dumbass
— Eddie Brawley (@ebrawley) May 15, 2014
freakin aaron hernandez lol. pic.twitter.com/opm1Q1kTTT
— erin steffani (@erinsteffani) May 15, 2014
I swear Aaron Hernandez didn’t just kill people in the street at Florida but like now I can’t be totally sure he didn’t
— Spencer Hall (@edsbs) May 15, 2014
— Jamie (@vivalajamiee) May 15, 2014
Jail to the first person who notes Aaron Hernandez murder indictments and asks how this affects Patriots’ tight end picture.
— Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN) May 15, 2014
Aaron Hernandez has been indicted for another murder, moving him past Ray Lewis for the NFL record.
— Happy Gilmore (@_Happy_Gilmore) May 15, 2014
Roger Goodell has issued a statement saying Aaron Hernandez is banned from the NFL, but only because he’s smoked weed.
— Al W. Koala (@Allawallakoala) May 15, 2014
— George Nunnelley (@gnunnelley) May 15, 2014
Killed everybody RT @LawdMegatron: They basically gone pin every unsolved murder in the past 12 years on Aaron Hernandez
— A. (@MsA_licia) May 15, 2014
re: Aaron Hernandez http://t.co/ery5GwByPh
— Drexl (@Drexl_tweets) May 15, 2014
Who didn’t Aaron Hernandez kill?
— Malcolm Smith (@Malcsthegreat) May 15, 2014
Aaron Hernandez’s morning — https://t.co/pgi4Eo8XRv
— Derek Lombardo (@drockets37) May 15, 2014