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New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (81) before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

A toxicology report found that Aaron Hernandez wasn't using drugs at the time of his death


UPDATE April 29 5:05 p.m. EST:

Toxicology reports conducted as part of an autopsy of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez indicated that there were no drugs in his system when he died, according to New York Daily News. The results debunk earlier claims made by Hernandez's close friends who believed that he was high on drugs when he committed suicide in his prison cell.

The tests revealed that there was no trace of synthetic marijuana -- often referred to as K2--or any other illegal drugs at the time of his death.

After claims that Hernandez enjoyed the illegal substance prior to his death, Souza Baranowski Correctional Facility was under lockdown. Sources told WCVB that k2 and other homemade weapons turned up in the search.

Hernandez's ally, Kyle Kennedy, recently told the Boston Herald that it's possible that k2 played a role in the former tight end's death.

“One of things he said to me is, 'I wouldn’t be surprised if that had something to do with his death because that stuff is bad news,’” Kennedy’s lawyer, Larry Army Jr. said. “That synthetic marijuana is bad news.”

Besides stumbling upon K2 and other homemade weapons, prison officials discovered bizarre artwork in Hernandez's cell. One of the images was an “unfinished pyramid and the all-seeing eye of God,” similar to what's seen on the back of a one-dollar bill.

"Illuminati" was found below the image in capital letters.

ORIGINAL STORY: Former football star Aaron Hernandez hinted about a possible suicide attempt about three weeks before he had been discovered dead in his Massachusetts cell. According to the New York Daily News, an attorney for inmate Kyle Kennedy--a close friend of Hernandez's--said Wednesday that his client spoke to Hernandez who was then contemplating suicide. 

"I think I'm going to hang it up. LOL," Hernandez said to Kennedy.

This 2015 booking photo released by the Northbridge, Mass., Police Department shows Kyle Kennedy, serving time at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass. David Wedge, a spokesman for Kennedy's attorney, said Wednesday, April 26, 2017, that Kennedy and former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, inmates at the maximum security the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center., had asked to be cellmates last September. He said the request initially was approved, but then denied. (Northbridge Police Department via AP)

Kyle Kennedy, 22, and Hernandez were close friends, according to his lawyer Lawrence Army, Jr. He added that his client didn't take Hernandez's remarks seriously. Kennedy was "stunned and saddened" by his close friend's death, Army continued. 

The lawyer, Lawrence Army Jr. said the former tight end wrote the remarks last month before a jury had acquitted him on April 14 for double murder charges. 

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