Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Dead After Hanging Self in Cell [Associated Press]

MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of a double murder, died after hanging himself in his prison cell Wednesday morning, Massachusetts prisons officials said. Hernandez, 27, was found by guards in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley just after 3 a.m., Department of Correction spokesman Christopher Fallon said in a statement. The former New England Patriots tight end was pronounced dead at UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster about…

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FIRED: Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley

Via The Florida Times-Union Although two weeks earlier than expected, the ax fell on Jaguars coach Gus Bradley late Sunday afternoon after the team’s ninth consecutive loss and with two games remaining in the franchise’s most disappointing season. Owner Shad Khan made the decision to fire Bradley, who was informed by general manager Dave Caldwell moments after the Jaguars lost 21-20 to the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Bradley traveled back to Jacksonville on the Jaguars’ charter flight. Caldwell remains in charge of the team’s football operations and will conduct…