Aaron Hernandez Has All-America Tribute Brick Removed at Florida Was Smart Move

By Connor Muldowney
Aaron Hernandez
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In case you have been living under a rock for the past few months, you have missed Aaron Hernandez‘s horrific summer. He was charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd and the New England Patriots wanted no part of that, ridding themselves of the former Florida Gators tight end and All-American. He was a stud coming out of college and helped Tom Brady have one of the best offenses in the league for the past couple of seasons.

Playing with superstar college quarterback Tim Tebow at Florida, the tight end got to be one of the fixtures in the Florida offense when Urban Meyer still roamed the sidelines.

That seems like decades ago now as the former NFL star turned into one of the best tight ends in the NFL before finding his way out of the league with the supposed murder of Lloyd. Not many people want to be associated with one of the most hated athletes of all-time, and the University of Florida took that to a new level recently.

Aaron Hernandez
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As you can see, the university took the right move by removing the brick that donned the troublesome former player’s name. Sometimes when guys like Hernandez do what they do, they don’t deserve the recognition of things they have done in the past.

This was the right move by the Gators while some people might argue that his off-field problems shouldn’t take away from his on-the-field success. However, when the guy did something this monumental, it deserves to be taken harshly.

Connor Muldowney is a columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Connormuldowney, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google. You can also reach him at muldown5@gmail.com.

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