Univ. of Florida Works to Remove Hernandez Reminders on Campus

By: Scott Rossman Email
By: Scott Rossman Email

GAINSVILLE --- Ever since he was arrested for murder in June, the University of Florida has been working to remove all things related to Aaron Hernandez from their football facility. Pictures and jerseys have come down.

Thursday perhaps the most visible reminder of their former tight end was removed. They dug up a brick outside the stadium commemorating the former All-American.

A school statement reads:

"We didn't feel it was appropriate to celebrate Aaron Hernandez. We put together an immediate plan after the initial news broke to remove his likeness and name in various private and public areas in the facility."

Florida players named All-Americans are honored with a brick in their name, located on the Gator Walk entrance in front of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Hernandez pleaded not guilty to the murder charge and is being held without bail.

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