The outcome could make it impossible for the Patriots to deny further payment of the signing bonus that Hernandez earned in 2012, and likewise to reclaim all money he earned under the contract extension.
Aaron Hernandez's 2015 murder conviction has been abated by Judge Susan Garsh. He is technically not guilty. Commonwealth likely to appeal.— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) May 9, 2017
Given the acquittal for the double murder that came five days before his death and the erasure of the murder conviction, Hernandez in the eyes of the law is not guilty of murder.