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Info on Drug Use Was Concealed in Report on Aaron Hernandez Death

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    'I'm Always With You': Hernandez Letter to Fiancée Released

    Prosecutors on Friday released an excerpt of the letter ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez wrote to his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez, before he committed suicide last month.

    (Published Friday, May 12, 2017)

    A lawyer representing the family of Aaron Hernandez says investigators concealed information about possible drug use by the late NFL star just before his prison suicide.

    The Boston Globe reported Tuesday that an inmate told Massachusetts investigators that Hernandez had been smoking K2 — sometimes called synthetic marijuana — for two days and "wasn't in the right frame of mind."

    Those comments were redacted from a 132-page state report but obtained by the lawyer, George Leontire, who pressed officials to release the full record.

    A correction department spokesman says the information was kept from the public to avoid compromising a separate investigation into prison drug activity.

    Hernandez was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder when he was found hanging in his cell, just days after being acquitted of a separate double-killing in Boston.

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