Pro Football Hall of Fame removes Aaron Hernandez photo
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Jul 14, 2013
The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, has removed a photo of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez after receiving complaints about it, an official from the museum told The Plain Dealer. A photo of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez high-stepping into the end zone against the Green Bay Packers has been removed from the walls of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports. Less than two hours after Hernandez was arrested, the Patriots released the 23-year-old tight end, who less than a year earlier had signed a five-year, $37.5 million contract extension that included $16 million in guaranteed money. “In the spirit of good taste we thought we’d take it down,” said Joe Horrigan, the Hall of Fame’s vice president of communication and exhibits. Despite the event occurring over a holiday weekend, the Patriots exchanged over 2,500 jerseys, a program that owner Robert Kraft says cost the team $250,000.