britblazerdude wrote:Aaron Hernandez' suicide note told his wife she was now "rich." This is unlikely to be true. His estate is worth $0. And if they do end up litigating these issues and he does have a load of cash left over, the suicide note creates the obvious notion that he committed suicide specifically to allow his family to earn $. A court will definitely say no that that as a matter of policy . . . You can't use that innocent-until-final-appeal argument to justify your own suicide. In the case, all money will go to Odin Lloyd family.
I think that comment was in reference to the money that the Patriots would owe him. If he has no conviction (because he died during the appeal process) then there was no breach of contract on his part and the Patriots would have to give him back the guaranteed money he was due. Also the NFL would have to reinstate his pension (which would go to his estate).
He was an idiot though because it's not like the Pats are just going to give that money back. They are going to have to sue the Pats to get that money. After all is said and done the lawyers are going to end up with most of that money.