On Thursday, the University Of Florida removed a plaque honoring WR Aaron Hernandez’ 2009 All-American campaign for the Gators, along with removing a commemorative brick from the entrance to Ben Griffin Stadium. If you’re waiting for the school to divest themselves of any revenues earned during the accused murderer’s tenure in Gainesville, or for Florida to forfeit any victories during that spell, I hope you’ve wearing comfortable shoes and have plenty of provisions nearby. From the Gainesville Sun’s Zach Abolverdi :
“We didn’t feel it was appropriate to celebrate Aaron Hernandez,” UF said in a prepared statement. “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 End Zone 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.“