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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 bail.   

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