Last month the University of Florida began removing throughout the school’s football facility everything they could that showed the image of Aaron Hernandez.
The Gators did not want to have anything to do with Hernandez the moment he was charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd.
The 23 year-old tight end played at Florida from 2007-09 and was the SEC’s first winner of the Mackey Award, given annually to the nation’s top player in that position.
YouWager experts learned that back in 2008 Urban Meyer, who coached Hernandez at Florida, got emotional the first time he saw the bricks honoring the school’s All-Americans.
After the Connecticut native was charged with murder, he was released from the New England Patriots. Furthermore, other organizations have also distanced themselves from Hernandez.
For instance, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in Canton, Ohio, also removed an award-winning photograph of Hernandez from public view after receiving complaints from visitors. In addition, Electronic Arts said it took Hernandez out of its “Madden NFL 25” and “NCAA Football 14” video games. Panini, a trading card and memorabilia company, also removed stickers from 500,000 of its sticker books containing Hernandez, which were already produced but had yet to hit the shelves.
The once Pro Bowler pleaded not guilty to the murder charge and is being held without bail.