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Exchanged Hernandez jersey tally reaches four figures

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The Patriots are offering to give fans new jerseys in exchange for their old Aaron Hernandez jerseys, and many are taking New England up on the proposition.

Close to 1,200 Hernandez jerseys had been traded in for other New England jerseys as of late Saturday afternoon, the Patriots said.

Not surprisingly, replica jerseys bearing the names and numbers of quarterback Tom Brady and nose tackle Vince Wilfork have been among the most routinely requested by fans, the club said. Moreover, the jerseys of defensive end Chandler Jones and running back Stevan Ridley are also popular, the team said.

The Patriots’ jersey exchange, held at Gillette Stadium, runs through 9 p.m. Eastern on Saturday night and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m Eastern on Sunday.

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30 Responses to “Exchanged Hernandez jersey tally reaches four figures”
  1. mattwalshvideo says: Jul 6, 2013 7:00 PM

    What? Talib and Denard jerseys weren’t among the more popular? The crime CB duo, color me shocked.

    Stay Classy NE.

  2. bigdon76 says: Jul 6, 2013 7:07 PM

    Are these Aaron Hernandez jersey banned from gillete stadium. If not i see a lawsuit in the making. Drunks, hecklers, and rowdy fans. Cant wait to see if they do ban the jerseys.

  3. MichaelWrites says: Jul 6, 2013 7:14 PM

    Can I exchange mine for a Rae Carruth?

  4. tigers182 says: Jul 6, 2013 7:26 PM

    I can’t believe 1200 idiots bought a jersey of a # 2 tight end.

  5. FinFan68 says: Jul 6, 2013 7:55 PM

    Just get a “personalized” custom jersey or get one of an all-time team great…at least you won’t be embarrassed by wearing it or stuck with a jersey of a player no longer on the team (yeah, my Brandon Marshall jersey caused this re-evaluation)

  6. thesteelers says: Jul 6, 2013 8:01 PM

    Why would they get this guys jersey instead of Gronkowski, the starting TE?

  7. lostsok says: Jul 6, 2013 8:10 PM

    Kaepernick traded his for another Dolphin hat…

  8. Nofoolnodrool says: Jul 6, 2013 8:22 PM

    Does anyone have the figures on the comparable Ray Lewis numbers?…..that’s right there weren’t any. One team does it right oe does it wrong.

  9. brewcrewfan54 says: Jul 6, 2013 8:28 PM

    I heard these jersey’s were going for a pretty good amount of money on ebay/craigslist. The people who now think its cool to own an alledged murderer’s jersey disgust me.

  10. malibu67 says: Jul 6, 2013 8:50 PM

    “I can’t believe 1200 idiots bought a jersey of a # 2 tight end.”

    If convicted and goes to prison, he won’t be a “tight end” at all soon thereafter.

  11. annes22 says: Jul 6, 2013 8:58 PM

    They may be going for a good amount, but the people selling them haven’t been paid, so maybe it’s not so cool.

  12. skoobyfl says: Jul 6, 2013 9:00 PM

    Save Aaron.

  13. bigmatt1982 says: Jul 6, 2013 9:17 PM

    New England learned from Baltimore how to not do it.
    Good Job patriots

  14. swagger52 says: Jul 6, 2013 9:27 PM

    Check out the number of Ray Lewis Jersey’s sold outside of Baltimore in the last ten years. Compare that to the number of Ray Lewis Jersey’s sold in Boston where they smugly kept a countdown on his retirement – ahhhh which btw how did that work out fer ya? Boston area didn’t buy many because there are too happy bearing false witness to buy the jersey of the best defensive player ever.

    After defeat in Denver, Peyton Manning brought his son to see the legend Ray lewis. Tom Brady had a son that he walked out on his pregnant girlfriend, so no doubt he wouldn’t bring him. That is the Patriot Way. Soooooo…smug and arrogant with a very misguided self-righteousness.

  15. 13arod says: Jul 6, 2013 9:31 PM

    Suprised tebow didn’t have alot of jerseys sales

  16. myosin10 says: Jul 6, 2013 10:10 PM

    I just bought a Hernandez jersey on eBay!! Pretty cool. Not guilty

  17. hrdcorbengalsfan says: Jul 6, 2013 10:52 PM

    Silliness. Patriots must have the video of Hernandez no one else has!

  18. 8man says: Jul 6, 2013 10:53 PM

    And out come the haters.

    Two questions. One, for those of you who spew disdain for this is it because NE pounded or continually pounds your team, or is it because your team lacks similar relevance?

    And two, I wonder what the team that has to deal with this next does? And we all know there will be a “next”.

    Just asking….

  19. patriotenvy says: Jul 6, 2013 11:28 PM

    He wasn’t really your typical number two TE. Him and Gronk were a tandem and were doing something new in the NFL. He was ranked in the top five TEs in the NFL.

  20. luvnlfe says: Jul 7, 2013 7:52 AM

    As a Bills fan i want to poke fun at this…but the truth is the Patriots are doing the right thing…but they shouldn’t ban the jersey…anyone who wears it is just labeling themselves a jerk…my OJ jersey does a fine job polishing my car….

  21. patriots123456 says: Jul 7, 2013 10:14 AM

    Maybe the Pat’s are taking back the “81″ Jerseys so they can re-sell them on E-Bay for 5 times as much. LOL

    It’s all about “the money” in the NFL.

  22. 1509lucky says: Jul 7, 2013 10:33 AM

    As a Bills fan i want to poke fun at this…but the truth is the Patriots are doing the right thing…but they shouldn’t ban the jersey…anyone who wears it is just labeling themselves a jerk…my OJ jersey does a fine job polishing my caR

    NO! What they should have done is just remove all references to the guy and moved forward. Calling attention to him and their association with him with this public jersey swapping does not do that!

  23. obmig says: Jul 7, 2013 11:02 AM

    The picture is hilarious

  24. fanofevilempire says: Jul 7, 2013 11:59 AM

    what if your last name is really Hernandez, do you have to exchange it too?

  25. bolts0621 says: Jul 7, 2013 12:41 PM

    Btw – Was there with my son…several people wanted the Tebow jersey in the exchange – but were told it wasn’t available yet

    Convenient….a Patriot strategy to avoid a story.

  26. wisewoo says: Jul 7, 2013 12:50 PM

    I in no way dislike the Patriots but seriously…

    Im sitting here looking at these jerseys and these are supposed to be their star players? This roster in no way impresses me other than Wilfork, Gronkowski, and Brady.

    Then again, the roster is never that impressive and the hoodie always finds some way to get the most out of his players.

  27. reprocity says: Jul 7, 2013 1:16 PM

    All the jerseys that are being swapped for the Hernandez jerseys were going to go on clearance or probably thrown out when the new jerseys come out next year anyway. A nice/kind gesture by the Pats but not as grand as it was made out to be.

  28. surfinbird1 says: Jul 7, 2013 1:53 PM

    Some mental giants can’t figure out why so many people bought Hernandez jerseys. Maybe because he was one of their top players,or maybe it was because he is Spanish. Don’t know what part of the country you live in,but in most parts,the Spanish population is rapidly becoming the majority.

  29. darwinsdad says: Jul 7, 2013 5:19 PM

    “Close to 1,200 Hernandez jerseys had been traded in for other New England jerseys as of late Saturday afternoon”

    What is the cost to the Patriots for each new jersey? Maybe $20 max?

    I have to admit, this is pretty brilliant: You couldn’t DREAM of buying this kind of PR for a mere $25K. Well played, Mr. Kraft.

  30. bighurt228 says: Jul 8, 2013 4:10 PM

    Hey swagger …it’s fools like you that bring on the haters on Lewis. You can keep sniffing his Jock strap and erecting his statue, we as patriots want nothing to do with a criminal element on our team. Kraft and the Pats have made me proud as a fan. Only Baltimorons from that waste of a city, are celebrating the criminal Lewis. I and many of my friends will Boycott ESPN as soon as Lewis’s is added to their staff.

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