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Hernandez jersey swap at a brisk pace

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We mentioned this morning that fans were lined up outside Gillette Stadium to trade in Aaron Hernandez jerseys.

And apparently the line continues to build. According to Mike Rodak of ESPNBoston.com, a team spokesman said more than 500 jerseys were turned over in under two hours, and they’re still coming in.

The exchanges are taking place only at the team store, which is open until 9 p.m. tonight, and will offer the same deal tomorrow from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

They’ve also announced that they might try to recycle some of the material, but won’t be shipping the trade-ins to a foreign country, as has been done with pre-ordered championship merchandise of teams that lose Super Bowls.

At this point, the fewer Hernandez jerseys being worn, the better.

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14 Responses to “Hernandez jersey swap at a brisk pace”
  1. trodriguez89 says: Jul 6, 2013 3:34 PM

    What if a fans last name is Hernandez?

  2. jakec4 says: Jul 6, 2013 3:40 PM

    Clothes are clothes. Somebody in a third world country could get as much use out of a Hernandez jersey than when they were wearing all the 19-0 merchandise the Patriots had no use for.

  3. mudhead123 says: Jul 6, 2013 3:45 PM

    Amazing this many people even bought his jersey

  4. apmn says: Jul 6, 2013 4:01 PM

    Grind ‘em up and sell ‘em to Taco Bell.

  5. gcsuk says: Jul 6, 2013 4:07 PM

    Actually thought it was kind of bogus that they were ONLY doing this at the Patriots store. In this day and age, when the NFL is trying to make football a more “global” game, wouldn’t they assume there are fans that DON’T live in the immediate area?

  6. j0esixpack says: Jul 6, 2013 4:11 PM

    Can I trade in my Albert Haynesworth too?

  7. GrossmanDaSexCannon says: Jul 6, 2013 4:13 PM

    Fewer the better? Sure it’s a sore subject for a year or two…but as a buffalo fan, I see my fair share of OJ jerseys. It’s acceptable here. This will be no big deal in 5 years. I think you’re being a little ridiculous Darin.

  8. kozmo48 says: Jul 6, 2013 4:18 PM

    So does this mean they are going to retire his jersey number?

  9. lennydpocketqb says: Jul 6, 2013 4:46 PM

    Buffalo, the city as a whole loves murder. It makes sense the proliferation of Simpson jerseys in that city.

    Although I am a little surprised at the not shipping jerseys part. Some areas of the world could really use them.

  10. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 6, 2013 5:03 PM

    The jerseys are flying across the counter like hotcakes. The wrong way.

  11. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 6, 2013 5:05 PM

    Returned jerseys will be marked down for resale as “previously disowned”.

  12. classyjacklambert says: Jul 6, 2013 5:43 PM

    It’s amazing the difference in the way New England and Baltimore handled their own respective stars being accused of murders they almost surely committed. While New England and their fans have been fairly realistic and actually handled the situation with dignity and class, Baltimore and their fans still try to convince everyone to this day that Ray Lewis was completely innocent despite all the evidence and holes in the stories given by all people involved. Gotta give New England credit on this one.

  13. bigtimlikesembig says: Jul 6, 2013 5:50 PM

    If only someone could come up with the technology to remove a name off the back of a jersey so the kids in africa can have something to wear

  14. silvernblak says: Jul 6, 2013 5:53 PM

    Why would anyone want a players name on a jersey anyways? They will eitherbe in prison or playing for another team next year. Thats the new NFL standard, prison or show me the money!

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