New England Patriots Pro Shop to Offer Free Exchanges on Aaron Hernandez Jerseys

New England Patriots Pro Shop to Offer Free Exchanges on Aaron Hernandez Jerseys

June 28, 2013 Updated Jun 28, 2013 at 3:44 PM CDT

In the wake or Aaron Hernandez's arrest on murder charges, his former NFL team -- the New England Patriots -- is now allowing fans to trade in his jersey for a new one.

According to a story posted on the Patriots' team website:

The New England Patriots ProShop will offer a free jersey exchange of any #81 Hernandez jersey purchased at the Patriots ProShop or online at PatriotsProShop.com for a new Patriots jersey of comparable value. The free jersey exchange will be available exclusively at the Patriots ProShop the weekend of Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7.

“We know that children love wearing their Patriots jerseys, but may not understand why parents don’t want them wearing their Hernandez jerseys anymore,” said New England Patriots spokesperson Stacey James. “We hope this opportunity to exchange those jerseys at the Patriots ProShop for another player’s jersey will be well received by parents.”

Read the entire story posted to the Patriots website HERE.