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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.

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33 Responses to “NFL no longer selling Aaron Hernandez jerseys”
  1. ampats says: Jun 26, 2013 6:01 PM

    There will be a lot of Patriot # 81 jerseys available for people in third world countries

  2. vbe2 says: Jun 26, 2013 6:02 PM

    Makes sense, since he’s no longer an NFL player…

  3. jersey73 says: Jun 26, 2013 6:02 PM

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

  4. firestarter0728 says: Jun 26, 2013 6:05 PM

    Maybe they could sell one with his inmate ID number.

  5. 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.

  6. melikefootball says: Jun 26, 2013 6:07 PM

    Knowing the NFL they will put stripes on the jersey and sell like hotcakes.

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 26, 2013 6:08 PM

    The league calls talk that Hernandez once played in the NFL “unsubstantiated and divisive rumors”, and can find no record of his existence.

  8. blackdonnelly says: Jun 26, 2013 6:09 PM

    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.

  9. heyitsmejosh says: Jun 26, 2013 6:15 PM

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

  10. sabatimus says: Jun 26, 2013 6:17 PM

    I wonder if I can get a #81 Patriots jersey with the word “Criminal” on the back. Not that I’d waste money on that crap.

  11. madmax80 says: Jun 26, 2013 6:18 PM

    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!!!

  12. johnnyb216 says: Jun 26, 2013 6:22 PM

    Hopefully this means Ron Mexico jerseys will be back on the shelves!

  13. champ1118 says: Jun 26, 2013 6:22 PM

    I bet no one is complaining about Gronks “foolishness” any longer.

  14. geshtahl says: Jun 26, 2013 6:24 PM

    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)

  15. chi01town says: Jun 26, 2013 6:32 PM

    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.

  16. FinFan68 says: Jun 26, 2013 6:37 PM

    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?

  17. breastfedted says: Jun 26, 2013 6:44 PM

    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.

  18. rdav29 says: Jun 26, 2013 7:04 PM

    At least he will still be a Tight End in prison…

  19. j0esixpack says: Jun 26, 2013 7:43 PM

    Is there any truth to the rumor that given the murder charges, the Saints and Raiders are likely to get in a bidding war for Hernandez?

  20. mightbegoingtohellforthis says: Jun 26, 2013 7:48 PM

    He’ll enter prison as a tight end, but will leave as a wide receiver.

  21. flyeredup says: Jun 26, 2013 7:59 PM

    Lethal Injection!

  22. jay62107 says: Jun 26, 2013 8:05 PM

    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.

  23. jmblosser82 says: Jun 26, 2013 8:50 PM

    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.

  24. noring4youstill says: Jun 26, 2013 9:02 PM

    In some poor country there are going to be ALOT of 81 jerseys

  25. abninf says: Jun 26, 2013 9:32 PM

    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.
    ====================================

    Well, he’s not in the NFL. Perhaps you didn’t hear NE cut him this morning.

  26. stunzeed5 says: Jun 26, 2013 9:36 PM

    This would have never happened under a Joe Gibbs coached team!

  27. vincentbojackson says: Jun 26, 2013 9:38 PM

    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.

  28. gbanman says: Jun 26, 2013 9:49 PM

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

  29. fearthehoody says: Jun 26, 2013 9:50 PM

    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

  30. mackcarrington says: Jun 26, 2013 9:58 PM

    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.
    ========================

    Exactly right! And people are naive to think that cancer isn’t an industry unto itself.

  31. dbones750 says: Jun 26, 2013 10:27 PM

    Don’t take your 81 jerseys out, he’s not comin’ back.

  32. hendeeze says: Jun 26, 2013 11:07 PM

    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.

  33. blackngold4life says: Jun 26, 2013 11:38 PM

    Ben was never ARRESTED..big Difference

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