The NFL community reacted to Aaron Hernandez's death. Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images

The tragic story of Aaron Hernandez came to an end Wednesday morning when the former NFL star committed suicide in his prison cell. As you might expect, the news drew a mixed reaction from players across the National Football League.

Current and former players — some of whom played at the same time as Hernandez — took to Twitter to express their thoughts.

Just days ago, Hernandez was acquitted of murdering two men outside a Boston nightclub in 2012. The former New England Patriot was serving a life sentence for being convicted of killing Odin Lloyd in 2013, but his attorney recently expressed confidence that Hernandez would get out of prison.

Jail officials say Hernandez gave no indication he intended to harm himself. You can read more details here.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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