Brandon Spikes Confused: Aaron Hernandez Verdict Confuses Former Patriots Teammate

Brandon Spikes was confused after hearing that Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of murder on Wednesday. According to Sport Act, Spikes, who played college football and in the NFL with Hernandez, took to his Twitter account to express his disbelief after the verdict was read. He has known Aaron for many years, and was obviously shocked that someone he considered a “friend” was convicted of murder — and maybe it goes beyond that. Spikes certainly made it seem like he believes Aaron should have gotten off.

Brandon Spikes hasn’t said much since stating he was confused following the verdict. He posted two additional tweets about people being “cold-hearted” and said that he would be back “tomorrow” when people were done “fake caring.” Of course he received plenty of tweets from people that had opinions that supported his, but he also received tweets from people who couldn’t believe that he’d still support a convicted murderer.

According to the New England Sports Network, Spikes clearly disagreed with the verdict, perhaps thinking that the jury didn’t have enough evidence to convict Hernandez, since the murder weapon was never found.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, several NFL players past and present took to social media to react to the verdict, and Spikes wasn’t the only one who was shocked.

Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the shooting murder of Odin Lloyd back in June 2013. He has also been charged in a double homicide, as it is believed that he shot and killed two men in 2012. That trial was set to begin in May, but has been put on hold since yesterday’s outcome.

According to WBUR, Hernandez has been accused of shooting and killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after a run in at a Boston nightclub.

“According to prosecutors, de Abreu accidentally bumped into him at a nightclub, spilling Hernandez’s drink. Hernandez told a friend he thought the man was ‘trying’ him, and surveillance video outside the club showed Hernandez pacing back and forth while his friend tried to calm him down. Later, Hernandez drove around until he saw the men get in a car, followed them and shot at them from a silver SUV at a stop light, prosecutors said. A third man in their car also was shot but survived.”

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