Aaron Hernandez's estate entitled to NFL pension; other revenue in question

Aaron Hernandez’s suicide put his estate and its financial future in a legal limbo, and lawyers for the estate, the New England Patriots, and the NFL will need to sort through contracts and obligations to determine exactly how much money the estate might still be owed. One of the key reasons behind the fact that the Hernandez story remains unfinished, per the Boston Globe, is Massachusetts’ legal concept of “abatement ab initio,” in which the legal status of a deceased individual engaged in appeals reverts to the status it was at the beginning of the case — i.e., innocent. Hernandez is both the first player to be convicted of first-degree murder while under contract, and also the first player to die under these same circumstances.

Source: Yahoo.com