NFL no longer selling Aaron Hernandez jerseys

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The NFL and other merchandise-sellers have decided to forego cashing in on the murder charges against Aaron Hernandez.

According to USA Today, the league quickly decided to no longer sell his number 81 Patriots jersey online, though it was shown as available on their website briefly this morning, after he was arrested.

“We decided it was the appropriate step to take,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said.

Other (but not all) online retailers have followed suit, showing good taste in the face of making a buck off ghouls and reprobates.

And hopefully, the stores and websites who still are trying to sell Hernandez jerseys will quickly be shamed out of it by their PR departments.

The sad part of it is, some twisted individual has probably already put theirs on an online auction, and will turn a profit.

33 responses to “NFL no longer selling Aaron Hernandez jerseys

  1. Did they replace it with an Orange Jumpsuit and his new number? Never underestimate the NFL’s ability to market.

  2. It’s not anymore twisted to sell his jersey for a profit as it is than to use Breast Cancer Awareness month to turn a profit for the NFL.

  3. Darn – I wanted to get my roomie (the quintessential Brady lover and devotee of the Evil Hoodie) a Hernandez jersey to stick it to him – now I have to get him a Peyton Manning jersey because he despises the QB.

  4. i happen to own a hernandez jersey, not really sure what to do with it?? maybe add some stripes?

  5. I bet the league is going to charge him for the apready printed jerseys – they do that when a player changes numbers (or names OchoCinco).

    Boy, is Aaron Hernandez in trouble now!!!

  6. Who’s the more twisted individual: the one who puts the jersey up on ebay, or the myriad people who will bid on it? (Let alone the “winner” of the bidding process)

  7. I didnt see Aaron kill no body. as far as Im concerned he is a football player that needs a new team. I wont say he broke the law until somebody show some proof. SLOW DOWN before we reck this mans life without the whole story.

  8. What is the difference between profiting off Hernandez jersey sales or profiting off the clicks generated from several online stories about Hernandez? I’m not accusing a specific site but there are plenty out there that get paid “per click” from advertisers. How is that any worse than a retailer selling a jersey to some punk looking for a warped sense of street cred?

  9. A libelous piece of writing if I ever saw one. Ghoul? Hernandez isn’t dead. Retract that rubbish, writer. Plus the NFL is digging its own grave by taking the Hernandez jerseys off the shelves. Innocent until proven guilty.

  10. So Hernandez hasn’t been found guilty on anything YET but the league is already taking steps to completely disassociate themselves with him. I don’t remember this happening to Roethlisberger who was twice accused of rape, Josh Brent who killed his “friend” or Donte Stallworth who was drinking and driving and killed a guy.

  11. He may not of pulled the trigger, but there’s a video if him, 2 buddies, and the victim getting out if the car…then him and his 2 buddies getting back into the car. Things are not looking good for him. His 2 buddies are still at large(last I heard)and the police could be using the video as leverage to find them. Makes sense to stop selling the jersey since he was released from the team shortly after he was arrested. Until he is found guilty of anything he is still an active free agent, not that I see anyone signing him until when/if he is declared not guilty.

  12. jay62107 says:

    So Hernandez hasn’t been found guilty on anything YET but the league is already taking steps to completely disassociate themselves with him.
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    Well, he’s not in the NFL. Perhaps you didn’t hear NE cut him this morning.

  13. Somewhere on a cargo ship heading to a third world country…

    Boston Bruins Stanley Cup champion gear, San Antonio Spurs NBA Champions gear, and Aaron Hernandez jerseys.

  14. In the words of the late great Macho Man Randy Savage…. “Oooohhhh Yeeaaaahhhhhh …. I’ve been black balled… yeeeeahhhh”

  15. I bought a Nike limited Hernandez jersey 4 weeks ago and put on eBay today. How is that shady? I no longer support the guy, and selling it on auction to someone who does support him. I know I wont get close to what I paid but something is better than nothing. Im not being greedy looking for huge payday

  16. genno334 says:
    Jun 26, 2013 6:06 PM
    It’s not anymore twisted to sell his jersey for a profit as it is than to use Breast Cancer Awareness month to turn a profit for the NFL.
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    Exactly right! And people are naive to think that cancer isn’t an industry unto itself.

  17. The sad part of it is, some twisted individual has probably already put theirs on an online auction, and will turn a profit

    Nope, that’s a smart business decision. The twisted individual is the person who gunned down Odin.

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