Patriots Pro Shop offering swap for Hernandez jersey

7/1/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsThe New England Patriots released Aaron Hernandez just hours after he was arrested in the slaying of O27-year-old Odin Lloyd, but they are still struggling to remove all traces of the player from their organization.
 
But the Patriots had their chance to cut all ties and cleanse themselves of Hernandez’s filthy name as they pulled the sale of all of Hernandez’s No.81 jerseys and merchandise off the shelf at their souvenir store at Gillette Stadium. Now, the Patriots are giving their fans the same chance to get rid of traces of Hernandez from their home without taking a significant financial hit in the process.
 
The Patriots are offering fans a chance to trade in their Hernandez jerseys during a free exchange this weekend. Fans can drop by Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 8 and 7, to exchange their Aaron Hernandez jersey with one of comparable value or lesser of any other Patriots player available in the team’s Pro Shop.
 
“We know that children love wearing their Patriots jerseys, but may not understand why parents don’t want them wearing their Hernandez jerseys anymore,” New England Patriots spokesperson Stacey James said. “We hope this opportunity to exchange those jerseys at the Patriots Pro Shop for another player’s jersey will be well received by parents.”
 
However, the exchange is only valid for one jersey per person. For more details on the exchange, look it up on the team’s website, patriots.com.
 
Hernandez was arrested on Wednesday for the June 17 murder of acquaintance Odin Lloyd. Prosecutors said Lloyd was the victim of an execution style-killing in North Attleborough, Mass., just a mile off from where Hernandez lives. The former Patriots tight end is being held in Massachusetts jail after he was denied bail earlier this week. Hernandez is reportedly also being investigated in the gunning down of two men in Boston last July. The two men were shot to death in an SUV while leaving a night club.
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