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.