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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Wide range of initial reactions on social media to death of Aaron Hernandez

04.19.17 at 8:40 am ET

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MLB: Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 2 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Boston at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. (NESN)
MLB: Cleveland at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Atlanta at Washington, 7 p.m. (NBATV)
NBA: Oklahoma City at Houston, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Portland at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
NHL: Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: Ottawa at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (NESN, USA)
NHL: Minnesota at St. Louis, 9:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: Anaheim at Calgary, 10 p.m. (USA)


— After the shocking news broke that Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in his prison cell early Wednesday morning, the initial reactions on Twitter ranged from satisfaction, to shock, to even sadness.


And some Patriots fans are still keeping their priorities in order through the chaos:

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I wouldn’t spend time away from my family to shake the hand of a guy I wouldn’t want to meet with or talk to. I can’t see myself going and then hanging out with my kids and pretending everything was all right.” — Alan Branch, on why he will not be going to the White House with the Patriots on Wednesday