Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez wept in a Boston courtroom Friday after a jury acquitted him of a 2012 double murder.
Hernandez is currently serving a life sentence without parole for the June 2013 slaying of semi-pro linebacker Odin Lloyd.
The 27-year-old ex-NFL star was only found guilty of one lesser charge in the 2012 drive-by shooting outside a Boston nightclub that left two men dead, according to TMZ: illegal possession of a firearm.
On top of the life sentence he got for the Lloyd murder case — for which he's recently filed an appeal — Hernandez got four to five years in prison for the firearm possession conviction.
The jury had spent more than 35 hours over six days deliberating the double murder case.
As the verdict was read, Hernandez "teared up and embraced his attorneys," CNN reported.
"He was charged for something somebody else did, and that is a weighty burden for anyone to shoulder," said Ronald Sullivan, Hernandez' attorney.