Hernandez All-American brick removed from University of Florida

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Haley Costello


Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was
cut again Thursday. But this time, it was his brick being cut from the Gator
Walk at the University
of Florida.

The University began removing Hernandez's photos from Ben
Hill Griffin Stadium after he was arrested in late June. On Thursday, the
program decided to remove the final and most prominent piece of the former
tight end's legacy, his All-American brick. The Gators will replace the brick
with a blank slate.

The former number 81 received his first team All-American
honor after his junior year season. He was then drafted in the fourth round by
the New England Patriots in 2010.  

The brick sits next to his former teammate's brick, Maurkice
Pouncey, who is receiving harsh criticism for the Twitter picture of him and
his twin brother, Mike Pouncey, wearing “Free Hernandez” hats at a nightclub.

The brick follows the removal of Aaron Hernandez jerseys
from NFLshop.com and the New England Patriots Pro Shop as well as his character
in video games such as “Madden NFL 25.”

Hernandez is being held for the murder of Odin Lloyd without

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