An almost inevitable end

Former New England tight end Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in prison:

Aaron Hernandez’s life sentence for murder has come to an end. The former Patriots tight end, who scored a legal victory last week, committed suicide in prison last night. The Massachusetts Department of Correction issued a statement saying Hernandez was discovered hanging in his cell at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley Massachusetts around 3:05 a.m. this morning.

I’m mostly surprised that he took as long to get around to it as he did. Few have fallen so far, or so completely unnecessarily. Unfortunately, one of the natural reactions to success, and to being given a lot, is to greedily pursue more, with little regard for the possible costs.

If nothing else, Hernandez’s fate serves as a warning for those tempted to be unsatisfied with a modicum of material success.