“Convicted killer and former New England Patriots star Aaron J. Hernandez hanged himself inside his cell at the state’s maximum security prison in Shirley early Wednesday, in an apparent suicide five days after he was acquitted of two additional murders.” Hernandez’ suicide comes on the same day his former team is headed to the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl victory.

+ WaPo: A timeline of the stunning fall of Aaron Hernandez. And here’s all the coverage from the Boston Globe.