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Aaron Hernandez AUTOPSY: Synthetic Marijuana In System

According to reports, the medical examiner presiding over the autopsy of Aaron Hernandez shows the disgraced NFL player had traces of synthetic marijuana in his system at the time of his death. The medical examiner is currently calling the report a “rumor.”

Newsweek reported Wednesday, Hernandez’s body had tested positive for the synthetic drug “K2,” after the medical examiner performed a standard kidney fluid screen. Last week, Hernandez was found dead in his jail cell after apparently committing suicide.

The outlet says a full-scale search and raid of the prison was carried out in the wake of the discovery — with law enforcement officials on the hunt for contraband and clues to how the K2 drug got into the prison in the first place. It sounds like a scene out of “Orange is the New Black” — only not as fun. Some officials believe K2 can be smuggled into prison through the mail — since you can dip corners of paper into the liquid for the drug user to consume at a later time. But we reached out to the Massachusetts Medical Examiner’s office and we were told, “The toxicology is not yet complete so I am guessing this is a rumor.” h/t tmz

The rep from the office of the medical examiner told TMZ that they were under no timeline to release the results.

JURY: Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez NOT GUILTY In Double Murder Case

A jury has concluded, Aaron Hernandez, who was on trial for double murder, is innocent. The former New England Patriots player has just been found “not guilty” of murdering two people in a 2012 drive-by shooting. The jury took 35 hours over 6 days deliberating the case.

Prosecutors claimed 27-year-old Hernandez killed Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado on July 16, 2012 because one of them spilled a drink on him in a Boston club earlier that night. The families of both Abreu and Furtado were in the courtroom when the verdict was read. The ex-New England Patriots player was previously convicted of 1st degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2015 for killing semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. h/t tmz

The acquittal comes almost exactly 2 years after Hernandez was convicted of murdering Lloyd. That verdict was reached on April 15th, 2015.