Aaron Hernandez funeral Monday afternoon

Posted at 7:29 AM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 07:29:37-04

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez's Connecticut hometown is preparing to say farewell to him.
A private funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday for the former New England Patriots tight end, who was found hanged in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts last week.
Hernandez was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder and had just been acquitted of a 2012 double murder. His death has been ruled a suicide.
Services will be at a funeral home in Bristol.
The burial will be private at an undisclosed location.
Hernandez's family in a statement Saturday asked for privacy as they mourn.
Scientists at Boston University are studying Hernandez's brain for any signs of repeated trauma suffered during his years of playing football.