Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his jail cell early Wednesday.

According to prison officials:

"Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window. Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items."

Hernandez was recently acquitted of a double murder but was still serving life in prison for the murder of his fiancee's sister's boyfriend. His lawyer recently stated that he will attempt to get Hernandez out of prison for his life sentence.

His former team, the New England Patriots, were scheduled to meet with Donald Trump at the White House today to celebrate their Superbowl win.