New details continue to emerge about the death of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was found dead in his jail cell early yesterday morning from an apparent suicide. 

According to reports, Hernandez barricaded the door to his cell before hanging himself from one of the bars on his window using a bed sheet.

When correction officers discovered him at approximately 3:00am yesterday morning he had "John 3:16" written on his forehead and red marker was on his hands and feet. “John 3:16” is a popular Biblical verse, the 16th verse of the third chapter of the Gospel According to John: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Additionally, there is speculation that Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, might have smoked synthetic marijuana on Tuesday night just hours before he killed himself.