The Great Aaron Hernandez Jersey Exchange of 2013 – July 6th & 7th

On July 6th & 7th the Patriots will make a mark in their history books by offering an exchange for #81 Aaron Hernandez jerseys.  There are a few rules for exchanging a jersey.  The Patriots are encouraging parents to come down and exchange the jerseys for another team member because they understand how children like to wear the jersey of their favorite team and some parents wont want their child sporting a Hernandez jersey in light of all the charges brought against him.

Jersey Exchange Rules:

  1. The jersey must have been purchased from the Pro Shop or from the Pro Shop online.
  2. NFL Official Jerseys from the Pro Shop are NIKE or REEBOK only (no receipt of purchase required)
  3. Only 1 Hernandez jersey per person may be exchanged.
  4. The exchange must happen in person at Gillette Stadium at the Patriots Pro Shop ONLY during normal business hours.
  5. You may exchange the Hernandez jersey for any other patriots player of equal or lesser value.
  6. Only valid for in stock Jersey’s ONLY – No special orders/requests allowed.
  7. The Patriots ProShop reserves the right to make all determinations regarding program validity. All determinations are final.”

Hours of Operation:
Sat July 6, 2013 – 10:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday, July 7, 2013 – 10:00am to 7:00pm

MY OPINION OF THE EXCHANGE:

This is an excellent idea.  I feel bad for the parents who may have come to New England to see a game yet can’t get back to exchange the #81 Hernandez jersey they may have bought while at a game or in the area.  I think it benefits local fans more than the broad spectrum but over all this offer goes over the top with compassion and understanding for their fans.  I think it is a marvelous thing they are doing by allowing people to pick another team member’s jersey in place of Aaron Hernandez.  This could be seen like a chance to “pick your new favorite player”.

What I would like to know after all the #81 Hernandez jerseys are collected is “Who’s jersey got picked the most to replace Hernandez?”

BREAKING NEWS: Hernandez Finally Arrested & Charged with MURDER 1

About an hour and a half ago (8:30am est) Hernandez has been officially arrested.  As the day goes on I will be updating with more information as it is released.  The police are not releasing the charges Hernandez has been arrested for.  The details will be released as soon as he is arraigned in an Attleboro court.  This is a sad day for Tom Brady and the Patriots but a good start for the justice system to move in the direction of proper investigation & punishment.  Maybe there will be an impartial jury out there that will see the facts not his fame in what ever case is brought against him.

As of 10:20am EST – HERNANDEZ RELEASED FROM THE PATRIOTS

I would say someone is having an epic bad day.  He has been officially released from his contract with the Patriots.  They released a statement that said they felt it was the right thing to do and they extend their sympathy to the family and friends of the murder victim.

As of 2:30pm EST – HERNANDEZ IS CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF HIS FRIEND ODIN LLOYD

The police did a great job building the evidence and as I am updating the blog I am watching his arraignment and he looks proud of his actions.  he has a smirk on his face like he is holding back a laugh.  I am not surprised by the charges as I thought he was guilty the moment the news broke about his involvement in a cover-up attempt.  Due process still needs to be served.  I know I said it before but I really hope he doesn’t get away with this murder.  The recount of events is sad.  He is also charged with possession of illegal firearms, orchestrating the crime and trying to conceal it after the fact.  HE WILL BE HELD WITHOUT BAIL!!

Stay Tuned:  UPDATES AS INFORMATION IS RELEASED TODAY…