Aaron Hernandez Jersey Exchange Draws Huge Crowds

Nov 22, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; A look at New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (81) tattoos during the second half at Metlife Stadium. The Patriots won the game 49-19. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots are doing the right thing for their fans during the whole Aaron Hernandez fiasco straight out of an episode of The Sopranos and allowing fans to swap his jersey in exchange for another.

Talk about a class act.

Or one trying to purge the world of his association with the franchise. Your pick.

Either way, the jersey exchange that took place Saturday drew massive numbers according to Marc Sessler over at NFL.com:

The exchange, which opened its doors on Saturday and will continue on Sunday, got off to a brisk start. By 11 a.m. ET, more than 500 jerseys — including 100-plus youth jerseys — had been traded in, Patriots spokesman Stacey James told NFL.com and NFL Network. As of 5 p.m., those numbers were up to nearly 1,200 jerseys, including 300 in youth sizes, James said.


Our Take: Good for the Patriots, but even better for the fans. The Patriots are never going to be able to get rid of all the jerseys with the way they are selling online, but it’s a nice start and a great gesture for the fans.

The fans are being treated properly in extraordinary circumstances, and that’s all you can really ask for at this point.


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