Nearly 1,200 Hernandez jerseys exchanged

Nearly 1,200 Hernandez jerseys exchanged
July 7, 2013, 11:00 am
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This weekend, the New England Patriots are offering fans the opportunity to exchange their Aaron Hernandez jersey for a new one.  Fans are not passing up the chance.

As of 5:00 pm on the first day, nearly 1,200 fans went to the Patriots Pro Shop to trade in their #81 jerseys.  

The most popular replacement jerseys were Wilfork, Brady, Jones and Ridley.

A week before the event, the team explained why they would be holding the jersey exchange.

“We know that children love wearing their Patriots jerseys, but may not understand why parents don’t want them wearing their Hernandez jerseys anymore,” team spokesperson Stacey James said. “We hope this opportunity to exchange those jerseys at the Patriots ProShop for another player’s jersey will be well received by parents.”

The event continues until 7:00 p.m. on July 7.