Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 7/5/13

Sports memorabilia store owners in New England say they refuse to profit off Aaron Hernandez.Prices for Hernandez apparel has skyrocketed on eBay in the wake of the former Patriots tight end being charged with first-degree murder. In fact, some jerseys have even fetched more than $3,000.But several business owners in the Boston area don't plan on jacking up their prices on Hernandez's stuff just to meet demand."We don't want to make money off this incident," said the owner of Sportsworld USA. "It's what we consider blood money. We just want to get our money back.""I do not stand for what he allegedly did and wouldn't want to profit off an individual who was murdered, said Your Sports Memorabilia owner. "Sports memorabilia is a dirty industry and this is one of the reasons why."One owner even says the store is actually discounting prices on Hernandez's jersey in an effort to get rid of them as soon as possible adding, "It is a sad situation."The black market created by the NFL after the league decided to pull all Hernandez merchandise from its online store has been absolutely mind-boggling. One owner confessed that they sold more Hernandez jerseys on the day he was charged with murder than they did in the six months before.Via TMZ

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