As the days of October continue to advance into the heart of the month, and the natural colors of fall foliage continue to increase, weather tendencies across many parts of the region begins to grow milder as the autumn season commences in force. While the natural changing of the seasons is a welcome sight to many Americans, bringing with it jovial festivities surrounding the fall harvest and Halloween, things within the country are not light hearted at large. Indeed, as America nears the completion of President Joe Biden’s third full calendar year of service, the state of politics and affairs at large in the union is as volatile and uncertain as the changing seasons. Rampant inflation continues to hinder the struggling and shrinking middle class, and some 60% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Ultimately, things are not stable within the domestic United States.
While the vast majority of average Americans have struggled with the rising costs of living, celebrity scandals and the affairs of professional athletes from years past are likely the furthest things from the minds of many citizens in the present. Aaron Hernandez, a former NFL football star was convicted in 2015 for the murder of Odin Lloyd. He was sentenced to life in prison. Hernandez was imprisoned for two years until he committed suicide on April 19th, 2017. He had played several seasons for the New England Patriots.
Since this event transpired, there have been many rumors that Hernandez may have been murdered. Last month in a crazed rant, the current defensive end of the LA Raiders Chandler Jones (a former teammate of Hernandez) claimed that Hernandez was murdered by the current coach of the Raiders, Josh McDaniel’s. This is obviously untrue. Jose Baez, the attorney who represented Hernandez, wholeheartedly is certain that Hernandez did indeed commit suicide. Baez spoke to Yahoo sports in early October refuting the recent claims, calling for a cessation of misinformation.