The New England Patriots offered fans a one day chance to exchange any “#81 Hernandez” jersey purchased at their pro shop or on-line store for another player’s jersey. Patriot’s Tight End, Aaron Hernandez was recently charged with the June 17 murder of 27-year-old Lloyd Odin. The exchange was held at the New England Patriots pro shop at Gillette Stadium.
Andrew Lucas, of New Bedford, Mass., right, talks to sales associates in the New England Patriots Pro Shop at Gillete Stadium, about replacing his Aaron Hernandez jersey. He was undecided if he would trade in the jersey because he is also a University of Florida fan, and wanted to make sure he could get a same values shirt, $250, in a player he wanted.
Mike Peters, of Arlington Heights Illinois, shows his sons, Joe, 5, and Ryan 12, his pick to replace the Hernendez Jersey he just exchanged. Ryan, was not impressed because they already have a few Brady Jersey’s.The Peters family, was heading back home to Illinois, from a vacation in Quincy, where the elder Peters grew up.
Colby Murphy, 13, of Saugus, Ma, tries on an adult size jersey but it was too big. He traded in his youth Hernandez Jersey, but the selection of players in the youth section was small, so he tried on small adult sizes.
A customer shows the ticket he received after exchanging his sons jersey which was good for a comparative value jersey.