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A day after Patriots coach Bill Belichick opened the vault and then slammed the door regarding Aaron Hernandez, the folks at the University of Florida opened the earth and removed a brick with Hernandez’s name on it.

Yes, via multiple reports, those in Gainesville who may have helped bury some of the things Hernandez did while in town have dug up the thing that was supposed to bear his name into perpetuity.

It seems a little odd for the Gators to expunge a guy who officially did nothing wrong in Gainesville based on something he only allegedly did after leaving the school.  If O.J. Simpson’s bust still resides in the Hall of Fame, then Hernandez’s brick should still be parked in the ground in Gainesville.

Unless, of course, the move represents an implicit concession by the powers-that-be that Hernandez was a problem child at Florida, and that former coach Urban Meyer knew or should have known that Hernandez was unfit to be in the program and, in turn, to be remembered for his on-field accomplishments.

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33 Responses to “Florida removes Hernandez brick”
  1. ccjcsr says: Jul 25, 2013 1:27 PM

    Are they going to remove his school records as well like he never went there.

    #givemeabreak

  2. whatnojets says: Jul 25, 2013 1:27 PM

    Bunch of Sheep’s!!

  3. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 25, 2013 1:29 PM

    Somebody is going to trip over the hole. And right after a sharp corner turn? Dangerous.

  4. ken0west says: Jul 25, 2013 1:30 PM

    or… They just needed room for another Tebow brick.

  5. green41563 says: Jul 25, 2013 1:33 PM

    On the bright side, he’s just been inducted into the Murderer’s Hall of Fame in Detroit.

  6. nyyjetsknicks says: Jul 25, 2013 1:34 PM

    Are we sure they weren’t searching for evidence hidden under the stone?

  7. whatnojets says: Jul 25, 2013 1:34 PM

    thestrategyexpert says:
    Jul 25, 2013 1:29 PM
    Somebody is going to trip over the hole. And right after a sharp corner turn? Dangerous.
    ——————————————–

    Yo Florio…..looks like they are going to need a lawyer! Can you recommend someone??

  8. metalhead65 says: Jul 25, 2013 1:39 PM

    your right urban knew all about it. I heard he offed 3 dudes while in Gainsville and urban helped him bury the bodies. do you ever get tired of listening to your holier than thou attitude florio? myer did the same thing all coaches do and that is whatever it takes to win football games. if he kicked him and the other guys who got into trouble off the team then he does not win games or championships and is out of a job. if coaches only recruit choirboys and do not win nobody will care if they all graduate and go on to great things with their lives. everybody talking about what he should have done is a hypocrite as you know the min. the coach of your team does not win you want him fired. newsflash people you need the kids that get in trouble to win.

  9. 1greatusername says: Jul 25, 2013 1:41 PM

    The brick right below AH’s belongs to Markice Pouncey.

    There has to be a joke in there somewhere…

  10. agelardi says: Jul 25, 2013 1:42 PM

    Shouldn’t they wait until he’s actually found guilty in a court of law?

  11. ctiggs says: Jul 25, 2013 1:42 PM

    To bad hernandez didnt help BURY some of the things he did.

  12. scandiman says: Jul 25, 2013 1:44 PM

    The NCAA removing Joe Paterno’s 111 win’s, make this brick removal seem small in comparison.

  13. fdugrad says: Jul 25, 2013 1:50 PM

    UF should never have allowed AH and players LIKE him into their university in the FIRST place. Until universities across the country screen and refuse admittance to kids who have NO reason matriculating , save for the fact that they are world-class jocks, the colleges, as well as the NCAA will be a large part of the problem, rather than the solution.

  14. doe22us says: Jul 25, 2013 1:50 PM

    A. Hernandez is quickly getting erased faster than an etch a sketch.

  15. urlacherbacker says: Jul 25, 2013 1:56 PM

    Was there a body buried underneath it?

  16. youarejealousof6rings says: Jul 25, 2013 1:56 PM

    That’s cold.

  17. schrutebeetfarms says: Jul 25, 2013 2:00 PM

    While I think he’s on the hook, he’s innocent until proven guilty right? Or does that not apply anymore?

  18. jayniner says: Jul 25, 2013 2:05 PM

    But “O.J.’s bust still resides in the Hall of Fame” and Ray Lewis will soon enter the Hall of Fame…..unbelievable!

    You can erase all the physical memories of Hernandez……but you can’t erase the internet!

  19. xxwhodatxx says: Jul 25, 2013 2:16 PM

    I hear the hospital he was born in removed his birth certificate.

  20. descendency says: Jul 25, 2013 2:21 PM

    This is kind of sad that people think that if there is a dark spot in your history, you should run and hide it as fast as you can.

    Removing the brick won’t help the victims (they’re dead). Taking down Joe Paterno’s statue didn’t unmolest those boys.

    Aaron Hernandez was a great football player at Florida and unless they have evidence of that not being true, I think it’s a pansy move to remove the brick.

    It’s not like Florida enabled him to become a killer, is it?

  21. studio26seattle says: Jul 25, 2013 2:21 PM

    1greatusername says: Jul 25, 2013 1:41 PM

    The brick right below AH’s belongs to Markice Pouncey.

    There has to be a joke in there somewhere…

    ________________________________

    Pouncey photographed wearing a “Put Back Aaron’s Brick” hat.

  22. randomcommenter says: Jul 25, 2013 2:27 PM

    This is getting crazy now. Everybody is so concerned with some negative press that they do anything g the screaming heads on TV demand.

    Hernandez may be a murderer and there may do e a time when removing his brick is warranted, but how about waiting for the trial?

    It reminds of Penn State’s rash decision to remove the Paterno statue before anything was investigated. The result is now everyone thinks Paterno led a cover up but the reality is he was not involved because Sandusky no longer worked for him.

    Now after review of actual evidence, the NCAA is considering reducing sanctions and the Paternos are suing, because there was a horrible crime and everybody freaked out and just dropped a nuke on anybody even close to involved.

    It’s sad that our society has such a rush to judgement with everything that we make up our minds then look at facts later, maybe if we have time.

    Hernandez looks guilty but let’s not just assume it. We need to learn to wait for facts

  23. patsfanforlife says: Jul 25, 2013 2:32 PM

    Political correctness run amok.

  24. bunjy96 says: Jul 25, 2013 2:43 PM

    descendency says: Jul 25, 2013 2:21 PM

    This is kind of sad that people think that if there is a dark spot in your history, you should run and hide it as fast as you can.

    Removing the brick won’t help the victims (they’re dead). Taking down Joe Paterno’s statue didn’t unmolest those boys.

    Aaron Hernandez was a great football player at Florida and unless they have evidence of that not being true, I think it’s a pansy move to remove the brick.

    It’s not like Florida enabled him to become a killer, is it?

    ***

    Ask yourself these questions and you will have your answer:

    If UF/Meyer had done their due diligence he would not have been drafted by the Patriots.

    If not drafted by the Patriots, chances are the two that were killed in 2012 would still be alive.

    If not drafted by the Patriots another one might still be alive in 2013.

    If not drafted by the Patriots nor in the NFL the Pouncey brothers, and others might not have made fools of themselves in their support of him, despite the apparent facts.

  25. 69finfan says: Jul 25, 2013 2:43 PM

    All in all there’s 1 less brick in the wall.

  26. patriotenvy says: Jul 25, 2013 2:58 PM

    He maybe found guilty, but this definately Rats fleeing the ship.

  27. patriotenvy says: Jul 25, 2013 2:58 PM

    He maybe found guilty, but this is definately Rats fleeing the ship.

  28. donkeydik says: Jul 25, 2013 4:15 PM

    It’s funny how Ahern isn’t even convicted yet but everyone is rushing to disassociate from him

  29. rcali says: Jul 25, 2013 4:24 PM

    You can burn the jersey’s, take down the banners, and remove the bricks but Hernandez will always be a New England Patriot and a Florida Gator.

  30. boyshole25 says: Jul 25, 2013 8:06 PM

    This is weird? I must’ve missed the trial? Was he found guilty?

  31. lanman11 says: Jul 25, 2013 10:04 PM

    I would think they are removing it because they fear vandalism of the area surrounding the brick. They may keep it in storage in case he is found innocent. They may also be bowing to alumni pressure and the negative impact on fund raising.

  32. brazzz01 says: Jul 25, 2013 10:11 PM

    The Patriots franchise should be contracted for having Hernandez on the team and for Spygate.

  33. florida727 says: Jul 26, 2013 11:00 AM

    #lanman11 is right. The biggest fear might be from idiots with nothing better to do than deface the brick. He certainly appears to be guilty, but at this point it is nothing more than a rush to judgment. Let the legal process play out. Then do whatever you deem appropriate if you want to disassociate yourself from him.

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