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Over the weekend, Patriots fans lined up for hours to exchange their Aaron Hernandez jerseys at the Patriots Pro Shop. The team gave fans the opportunity to select a new jersey free of charge, but the most popular player in the swap may not be who you think.
Vince Wilfork, not Tom Brady, was the most-requested jersey in the exchange program, according to TMZ. The gossip outlet reports that about 2,500 people showed up to exchange their Hernandez jersey. Don’t shed a tear for Brady too soon, though, as he came in a close second to Wilfork.
Of those who came to put Hernandez in the rearview mirror, about 30 percent were children requesting youth-sized jerseys. Moreover, the Patriots actually lost about $250,000 in the exchange, averaging out to $100 per jersey. Replica jerseys sell for $100, and authentic jerseys sell for $250 in the Patriots Pro Shop online, so it’s unclear if the figure refers to actual operating losses, or just a loss of profit.
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A.B. A letter Aaron Hernandez wrote to New England Patriots personnel director Nick Caserio was published on Boston.com today.
My favorite part is, “I have set very high goals for myself in the NFL and am focused 100% on achieving those goals.”
Hindsight truly is 20/20. Here is the letter in full:
Dear Mr. Caserio,
I am writing in regards to some of the feedback I am receiving...
The Aaron Hernandez – Odin Lloyd murder case appears to be unfolding quickly. While there are others being questioned in the killing, Hernandez is the only one who has actually been charged with murder. Take that for what it’s worth. […]
Let's go ahead and charge Urban Meyer with accessory to murder, before the fact.
That's a thing, right? If not, it needs to be. The case against Meyer is as follows: New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez allegedly has murdered God only knows how many people.
He went to Florida.
Meyer coached him at Florida.
Meyer's fingerprints therefore are all over this...
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Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – We have heard multiple media outlets commenting in regards to formerNew England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez’ involvement in the case of the death of27-year-old Odin LIoyd. Now, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is speaking out. For the first time, he shared his thoughts on this matter to the media Monday afternoon according to...
Aaron Hernandez has not yet been convicted of any crime, but that hasn’t stopped endorsers and other companies from cutting ties with him. The latest to scrub Hernandez from existence is video game juggernaut EA Sports. On Monday, an EA Sports spokesperson told CBSSports.com that the former New England Patriots tight end is being removed [...]
In the fallout from the arrest of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on murder charges, Patriots owner R0bert Kraft said the team and he was "duped" by Hernandez and bought into the belief he was a changed man. It's been well documented Hernandez had his share of troubles as a teenager and then during his playing days at the University of Florida...
A lot of evidence had been revealed to the press late yesterday and gives some troubling insights into the case against Aaron Hernandez. It appears that the former Patriots tight end was indeed the man who pulled the trigger, killing his "friend" Odin Lloyd. The murder was apparently because Lloyd had been associating with some of Hernandez's enemies. Some of the evidence...
Even the most heartfelt letter won’t get Aaron Hernandez back on the Patriots’ roster anytime soon, but a letter might have been what convinced the Patriots to draft him back in 2010.
Coming out of Florida in 2010, Hernandez was viewed as a risk by many NFL teams because of a history with marijuana use during his three years at the University. Some teams took the 2009 Mackey...
The NFL has come under scrutiny lately with all the players that have been arrested. There have already been calls for the NFL to do something to keep the Aaron Hernandez and Titus Young types out of the game. Banning academically ineligible players from the Combine is being discussed, and there are bound to be more ideas that get floated around in the coming weeks.
Tom Brady was once a high school kid who knew that big things were heading his way — Check out this quote from the Patriots MVP in his high school yearbook “If you want to play with the big boys, you gotta learn how to play in the tall grass.” This isn’t quite as good as J.R. Smith’s yearbook quote, but still pretty good.-TO
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Patriots owner Robert Kraft has called drafting Aaron Hernandez a “mistake” by his organization. In the face of a mistake, Kraft also defends his decision by saying he never expected to encounter this situation. According to reports from ESPNBoston.com, Kraft has said he was “duped” by Hernandez. Kraft explained Hernandez as a likable human being, and was always very respectful...
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Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer denies accusations of "enabling" former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez while at Florida. (The Columbus Dispatch)
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Eric Holloway profiles Ohio State offensive lineman Eric Kramer. (Buckeye...
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It's Urban Meyer's 49th birthday! What better way to embarrass celebrate the Ohio State head football coach's birthday than with a photo of Meyer back in his college football playing days at Cincinnati. He didn't get much playing time as a defensive back, but it lead him to where he is today - being accused of enabling Aaron Hernandez while...
If there was a strong point for the New England Patriot defense in 2012, it could easily be argued that it was on the front line, where the likes of mountain-man Vince Wilfork stuffed the middle of opposing offenses week in and week out. He was clearly a force for this team, despite the switch to a primarily 4 - 3 scheme. Vince will never be a sack leader, but he will disrupt more...