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Sports Roundup: the NFL and the suicide of Aaron Hernandez

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Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez committed suicide on Wednesday. Brian Snyder/AP

Former Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his cell on Wednesday morning. Hernandez was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder and was, just days ago, acquitted on a double murder charge. He was 27.

Just five years ago, Hernandez signed a $40 million contract with the Patriots and had a huge impact on the famed team's offense. 

But since his college days at Florida, there were reports of violence -  he'd been accused of shooting people two other times.

There were early warning signs of bad behavior so should the NFL have done something about it before or after he was drafted him? How might violent episodes by other players in the future affect league decision going forward?

For more, A Martinez talks to Brian and Andy Kamenetzky for Take Two's weekly sports segment K2. 

To listen to the full segment, click the blue play button below.

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