Nov 22, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (81) during the second half at Metlife Stadium. The Patriots won the game 49-19. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Florida removes Aaron Hernandez All-American brick


Teams with any affiliation to Aaron Hernandez are moving to get rid of that association. The New England Patriots let their fans trade their Aaron Hernandez jerseys in for another jersey of their choosing. The Pro Football Hall of Fame took down a picture of Aaron Hernandez that was on display. EA Sports removed Aaron Hernandez from their video games NCAA ’14 and Madden 25.

Now the University of Florida is making their move to rid Aaron Hernandez’s legacy.

The question around a lot of these actions is that technically he is still an innocent man and hasn’t been proven guilty yet. But in the court of public opinion, he is perceived as guilty. That makes him a stain on any organization that he is affiliated with.

According to NFL.com, the University of Florida has already spent last month removing images of Hernandez from around the campus. Removing his First-Team All-America brick required a little more work. The brick was placed along Gator Walk outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

After they removed his brick it looks like the placed in a filler brick.

The UAA released a statement on their decision to remove Aaron Hernandez’s brick.

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