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The fall from grace of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has now officially hit its lowest point.

Hernandez was found guilty of murder in the first degree this week after a very lengthy trial surrounding the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.

Hernandez had been one of the prominent players in the NFL prior to the scandal and has now fallen even further.

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The effects on a persons mentality after such a lengthy trial can never quite be estimated but that is the task facing officials in Massachusetts right now.

Hernandez has been transported to MCI Cedar Junction in Massachusetts to await his final transport to prison to serve his life sentence.

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However details have emerged today claiming that whilst Hernandez is being held, he is also being placed on suicide watch.

Could the former NFL star really be a danger to himself and in need of being segregated from others?

Well he has been isolated from the general population in the facility for his own safety due to his high profile reputation but also so that officials can evaluate him.

It is not uncommon for prisoners who have just been given a life sentence to be placed on suicide watch as a precaution and it is not yet clear how long Hernandez will be monitored for.

The trial of Aaron Hernandez has certainly kept the followers of the trial interested as many of it has made the headlines.

From a juror being removed to the testimony of Hernandez's closest relations, the entire sporting world has been intrigued to see what would happen to the former Patriots player.

Where it all went wrong

Hernandez was arrested back in June 2013 for the suspected murder of Lloyd and he was released by the Patriots just 90 minutes later.

The drama has almost taken a year to be resolved but now there has finally been a verdict and justice has been served.

The world is still reacting to the events in Massachusetts but many fans are electing to mourn the loss of Lloyd's potential than the loss of Hernandez's career.

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