NFL Champs to Visit Trump Hours After Ex-Player’s Death
Trump's welcome to the team later Wednesday is coming hours after the news from Massachusetts prisons officials that ex-Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell.
Hernandez — who played for the Patriots from 2010 to 2012 — was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction. Days ago, the 27-year-old former tight end was acquitted of a double murder.
A team spokesman says the Patriots are aware of the reports of Hernandez's death but the club isn't expected to comment.
Team owner Bob Kraft is a longtime Trump friend.
Some Patriots players intend to skip the White House visit because they oppose Trump's presidency.
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