"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."July 2013: The Patriots host a jersey exchange at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.Fans are allowed to trade in their Hernandez jerseys for the jersey of another player of their choice.Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell early Wednesday morning, bringing an end to one of the most sordid downfalls in the history of professional sports.Hernandez was a standout for Connecticut's Bristol Central High School, the University of Florida and then the Patriots, but his world collapsed in 2013 when he was arrested and charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd.His seven touchdowns and 910 yards earn him a spot in the Pro Bowl.
After the season concludes, he announces that he will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft. “I’ve been through a lot in my life, and I used psychologists along the way,’’ Hernandez said.Hours after the arrest, Hernandez is released by the Patriots.Shortly thereafter, the University of Florida begins to remove commemorations of his achievements at the school, including a brick honoring his selection to the All-American team."We didn't feel it was appropriate to celebrate Aaron Hernandez," the school said in a statement.April 2010: The New England Patriots select Hernandez as the 113th pick of the draft. “There are not enough psychologists to help kids, especially in the Hispanic community.Hernandez wasn't expected to be available in the fourth round, but off-the-field concerns—including multiple failed drug tests while at Florida—caused several teams to pass on the All-American."He had multiple tests, so he either had issues or he's dumb," an NFL executive told . I feel like I could be an influence in a lot of kids’ lives by being involved in this charity.’’February 2012: In his second season, Hernandez helps lead the Patriots to the Super Bowl, where they would lose to the New York Giants.After Hernandez is charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013, investigators look into whether he could have been involved in the murders of de Abreu and Furtado as well.August 2012: Hernandez signs a million contract extension with the Patriots and then donates ,000 to owner Bob Kraft's charity.May 2015: Hernandez is indicted on a witness intimidation charge in relation to the 2013 shooting of Bradley.Bradley had allegedly given Hernandez reason to believe he knew about Hernandez's connection to the 2012 double homicide, which prompted Hernandez to shoot him in the face.April 2007: Soon after enrolling at the University of Florida, Hernandez, then 17, refused to pay for two alcoholic drinks at a Gainesville bar.An argument with an employee ensued, and Hernandez punched the employee in the side of the head.