Aaron Hernandez hinted about suicide weeks before he was found hanging by a bedsheet in prison last week, according to a jailhouse friend who once sought to share a cell with the former NFL star.
Lawrence Army Jr., an attorney for inmate Kyle Kennedy, said Wednesday that Hernandez told his client: "I think I'm going to hang it up."
Army said Hernandez made the remark in March, during his trial in the killings of two men in Boston in 2012. He was acquitted in the case five days before his suicide.
Kennedy, a 22-year-old serving an armed robbery sentence, didn't take the comments seriously at the time, Army said.
Hernandez had been serving life without...