- Roxanne Jones: Those who make Aaron Hernandez out to be a monster ignore important elements of his tragedy -- and Odin Lloyd's
- Hernandez's fate is not an just an NFL story, but a story we've seen play out many times in our own lives, she writes
Roxanne Jones, a founding editor of ESPN Magazine and former vice president at ESPN, has worked as a producer, reporter and editor at the New York Daily News and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Jones is co-author of "Say it Loud: An Illustrated History of the Black Athlete." She talks politics, sports and culture weekly on Philadelphia's 900AM-WURD. The views expressed here are solely hers.
(CNN)Former New England Patriots star and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is dead today. While some of his former teammates visited the White House Wednesday to celebrate their most recent Super Bowl victory, the Twitterverse has been quick to throw stones and crack jokes about him getting what he deserves. But I see nothing righteous or funny about his story: