Aaron Hernandez jerseys are hot sellers on eBay

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The NFL has stopped selling Aaron Hernandez jerseys, and the Patriots are offering a replacement jersey for anyone who wants to exchange one with Hernandez’s name and number. But that doesn’t mean Hernandez jerseys are going away.

In fact, fans who have listed Hernandez jerseys on eBay in the days since Hernandez was charged with first-degree murder have been able to turn a profit.

Patriots fan John Lamothe told the Boston Globe he was shocked to get $289 for a Hernandez jersey he put on eBay last week.

“I thought about giving it to Goodwill, but I didn’t think anybody would want it,” Lamothe said. “I thought I might get $15 for it.”

Lynn L’Heureux, who paid $100 for a Hernandez jersey, has seen the bidding reach $127 so far.

“I can’t think of any reason why people would want it,” L’Heureux said. “They might think it will go up in value later on, and maybe it will, but I’m not interested. I just don’t want it in my possession. I want to use the money to buy a jersey that reflects my pride in the Patriots.”

So despite everything we’ve learned about Hernandez in the last couple of weeks, we may still see some Hernandez jerseys in the stands at Gillette Stadium this season.

105 responses to “Aaron Hernandez jerseys are hot sellers on eBay

  1. I can just imagine some douchey frat types hounding these so they can wear them around and yuk it up with each other. Really shows respect for the victim of a murder…

  2. I really hate to say this because a man is dead, but I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of Hernandez-based Halloween costumes this year.

  3. Could be that people won’t wear them but might want them as a collector’s item. Personally, I wouldn’t want one, but people collect all kinds of memorabilia connected to crimes especially items connected to notorious criminals or high profile crimes. I believe most Patriot fans would prefer to distance themselves from Hernandez and will not wear his jersey to any games.

  4. I wish the Falcons and its fans would have treated the Vick debacle like the Patriots are handling this situation. It sickens/irritates me every Sunday seeing thousands of Vick jerseys in the parking lots and stadium.

    I guess owning the jersey if a sociopath or psychopath is in demand. That’s America for ya.

  5. These are likely the same scumbags who wanted to buy casey anthony and james holmes Halloween masks. (I won’t capitalize their names since neither of them deserve it.)

  6. C’mon Smith. Just because some are looking to turn a profit or want a “collectors item” doesn’t mean anyone will be wearing one, let alone to a Pats game.

    You see many OJ jerseys at Bills games?

  7. You have to think about the types of fans out there. There are a lot of fans who aren’t diehard fans like us here on PfT. Maybe their heads are in the sand for current events. Could be a relative buying what he thinks is a great gift for their nephew.

    There should be a disclaimer on selling those jerseys
    ” Hernandez is quite possibly a serial killer”

  8. I can venture to say we’ll see a good amount Hernandez jerseys being worn by the fans of opposing teams at every Patriots game this year.

  9. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Patriots ban people from wearing Hernandez jerseys to Patriots games. Also, he was #85 for his first season in Foxborough.

  10. Gang bangers are the ones that will be buying them so they can wear it as a symbol of pride. Dont sell it, if you arent going to trade it just throw it away

  11. Also, I highly doubt there will be a lot of people wearing that jersey at a Patriots game…maybe an opposing team`s fan…but Hernandez represents such a major black eye to the franchise that there will be some drunk guys trying to fight whoever is wearing one…which is probably not the guy you would want to mess with…but I think ppl who wrar that jersey will be harrassed.

  12. Not buying Pats fans buying these. More likely street punks and those with the same character traits as as a gang member.

  13. I was just thinking to myself how amusing it would be to give the jersey to my friend who happens to be a distraught Patriots fan.

    Guess I’ll have to wait for them to leave Beanie Baby territory before I get one.

  14. An athlete accused of murder, drunk driving, domestic abuse, drug use, whatever it may be. That is exactly why I don’t buy Jerseys. A jersey is like a costume of your hero, except it isn’t Halloween and the hero might only be good at football and bad at life.
    In my mind when i see someone wearing a jersey I imagine that person is trying to trick me into believing that they are that person. Awkward when you aren’t anywhere near a basketball court, football field or baseball diamond. At least hockey jerseys were functional sweaters before they were revenue boosters.

  15. I can see it now, a kid walking down the street with this jersey on, pants down to his knees, cap on sideways, and a gold grill. What’s the problem?

  16. I guess the people that make official jerseys are happy.

    It isnt hard to get a blank official jersey and put official numbers and letters on them. Ebay sellers are basically printing money right now.

  17. Its the same thing that happened in Buffalo after Juice went behind bars. You still see OJ jerseys at Buffalo games.

    Its not that people support who these people are, its that they still cling to who they were.

    The difference of course being, OJ Simpson was an NFL rushing leader setting some very high benchmarks for years to come. Hernandez is a 3 year #2 TE who never managed anything other than being…average.

  18. It’s also possible people don’t read the news, don’t know he’s been arrested and think they are getting a great deal on a Pats jersey.

  19. I have a #81 Pats jersey…BUT it’s MOSS – the jersey’s do not show ‘MOSS’ from the front view so that left me with a dilemma… I’ve decided to place ‘MOSS’ down the #1 so that it’s evident who the #81 represents!

  20. Same thing w/my OJ rookie card back in the day. I didn’t sell it as I felt guilty about making money off of an “alleged” double murder.

  21. Yea, the chic said she wanted a jersey to show her pride for the Pats? Why didnt she just trade it on the Pats site rather than sell it?

  22. Those jerseys won’t be seen in Gillette. And maybe not in any NFL stadium. They are being purchased by the punks and gang banger wanna- bes.

    In their culture, killing and incarceration are rites of passage. This jersey now signifies a completion of two critical steps to gang indoctrination.

  23. mpops86 says:
    Jul 1, 2013 8:40 AM
    Or they’re buying the jerseys to get a free swap from the pro shop…

    ………………………………………………………………

    Yes, I’m sure they’re buying $289 jerseys on ebay so they can exchange it for a free $100 jersey at the Pro Shop. *facepalm*

  24. To be honest … I’m surprised the NFL is missing this chance to make money. Think about it … a Famour Murderers set of jerseys. Manson … Berkowitz … the options are endless … and so is the cash.

  25. Ummmm people aren’t buying the jersey so they can wear it to the games silly! They are buying it in hopes that later on down the road it will be worth a lot more money then they paid for it! (Which it won’t) but in todays world everyone is always trying to make a quick buck and look for that easy money! (Except for Hernandez) I don’t think he cared to much about making a quick buck! I think killing someone was more his style! ; ) All the money he has and the money he was set to earn should all go to the victims family! At least someone would get use out of the millions the guy made!

  26. Unfortunately I think we’ll see those jerseys in Miami and the Meadowlands, not Foxborough.

  27. You can’t compare OJ to Hernandez. Current vs. Former player. Buffalo or the 49ers, weren’t feeling the shame New England feels. Not to mention, OJ’s generation of fans wasn’t the target audience at the time of the murders, the murders happened in California, not Buffalo and OJ was a lot less of a Buffalo Bill when compared to Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas and Bruce Smith and he was more of an actor/commentator.

  28. I’m thinking it’s probably fans from another team who will heckle the Patriots during their road games… Idiotic, but there are some crazy fans out there..

  29. jjbadd385 says:
    Jul 1, 2013 8:45 AM
    Yea, the chic said she wanted a jersey to show her pride for the Pats? Why didnt she just trade it on the Pats site rather than sell it?
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    They’re taking back the ones purchased from them only (online & in person at their store in the stadium)as far as I know. She might have bought it from NFL shop or a local sporting goods store.

  30. Meanwhile they’re handing out Hernandez jerseys free of cost in a third world country right now alongside Spurs NBA champion t-shirts and Boston Bruins Stanley cup champion hats.

  31. frani5 says:
    Jul 1, 2013 8:40 AM
    I have a #81 Pats jersey…BUT it’s MOSS – the jersey’s do not show ‘MOSS’ from the front view so that left me with a dilemma… I’ve decided to place ‘MOSS’ down the #1 so that it’s evident who the #81 represents!


    Same boat here. Not willing to wear my Moss jersey to the stadium and risk the abuse this fall, which is a great shame because Randy brought greatness to #81 for the Pats.

  32. WOW…. This guy hasn’t even had his day in court yet. What happened to perceived innocence until proven guilty. SMH.

  33. how stupid are these people? over paying for a jersey when you can get a custom jersey made from patriots put on 81 and add hernandez for custom name for half the price of these idiots buying up ebay jerseys like you cant remake them LOLLL

  34. Just wait til the dirt on Tom Brady comes out — imagine what his jersey will be worth!

  35. i traded for him on my team in madden, and now i’m stuck with him since the trade deadline has passed. do you guys think he will harm the other players on my team?

  36. Some moron will wear the jersey.. maybe even to a pats game

    I still see Rae Carruth jerseys here in charlotte being worn

  37. I get so sick of the ‘That’s America for ya!” comments. Yeah, like most other countries of the world are so damn civilized…

  38. obamareallysucks says:
    Jul 1, 2013 10:19 AM
    most likely low IQ, un-informed punks buying them. in other words, odumbo supporters.
    ///////////////////////////////////

    What????? If the perpetrator is a college educated handgun owner, I would expect most of these after-market purchases to be done by members of the NRA, not Obama supporters. You should bake your logic a little bit longer.

  39. I noticed a few of those auctions had high bidders with 0-5 feedback scores. Hmmm…

    Either someone isn’t getting paid, or someone’s going out of their way to buy…

  40. Seriously? Do you really think any Pats fan will wear a Hernandez jersey to Gillette stadium? Pull your head outta your “self.”

    Also, I’m sure that any opposing fan who decided to do so would likely find themselves more uncomfortable than usual.

  41. Of course people want to buy it. The supply is drying up and thus the prices will go up in the future. The people winning those crazy bids will make profit too, and a bigger profit than this first round of sellers that is getting impatient.

    People (mainly gangster wannabes) want the jersey of arguably the greatest gangster in pro sports of today, well recent times if goes down, but he’s still a legend to his fans and followers for what he did and tried to do in terms of being a “bad ass” And these people feel they can strike fear in others when they are seen wearing this “bad ass” rep piece.

    Plus he may still get off. If he does then his street cred goes way up and those jerseys go up even further too. And if somehow he got off and made another team, then this jersey would be more controversial since he would have to have new ones issued and the meaning behind the extremely rare PATS version of the jersey would be a very symbolic thing at least in terms of being able to cash it for significant dollars.

  42. I would ban them from the stadium, and if someone is caught with one inside, they would get tossed out.

  43. vikings1976 says: Jul 1, 2013 7:01 AM

    Starting to believe the hype. Americans are the dumbest people on the planet.

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    Come to Saudi Arabia, where I have lived for the past 10 years, and I will make you eat those words…

    There are some AH-level criminals here and that’s just the criminals – don’t get me started on the general population!

  44. Seriously, what kind of idiot would shell out $289 for a Hernandez jersey at this point in time? It almost had to have been a Raider fan.

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