Gators Remove Hernandez All-American Brick, New Photos Allegedly Show Hernandez With Gun
GAINESVILLE- The University of Florida says it has finished its efforts to remove any memorabilia or likeness featuring former Gators All-American tight end Aaron Hernandez following his arrest and murder charge in June.
The final step was the removal of a brick outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, commemorating Hernadez's 2009 All-America award.
The University released the following statement:
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, such as the South Endzone team area, locker room, football
offices, Heavener Complex Kornblau Lobby and the brick display entrance to the football facility.
“We were able to implement some of the changes immediately and this (brick removal) was a more complex process to complete with our vendors.
“The plan was to have everything completed before the end of July."
Meanwhile, Hernandez remains in jail awaiting a probable cause hearing on August 22nd as the prosecution offers more evidence to a grand jury.
Among the recently released evidence: a home surveilance photo depicting Hernandez in his home carrying what authorities say is a gun, shortly after the murder of Odin Lloyd, who Hernandez is accused of killing.