The University of Florida removed a brick honoring Aaron Hernandez for his All-American season in 2009. The brick sat outside of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, next to former teammate Maurkice Pouncey’s.
Ted Spiker, a University of Florida journalism professor, tweeted a photo of the removal process on Thursday morning.
Aaron Hernandez All-American brick coming down. ; Ted Spiker ( ProfSpiker) July 25, 2013
Julie Quittner of the Gainesville Television Network posted photos on Twitter after the brick had been removed, saying it will be taken back to the contractor’s plant and showing the blank brick that’s replaced it.
Here's what's left of the Aaron Hernandez brick- contractor was told to take it back to their plant in Lake City. ; Julie Quittner ( JQuittner) July 25, 2013
And it's a blank spot now, like Hernandez brick was never there… ; Julie Quittner ( JQuittner) July 25, 2013
Quittner also posted the official statement from Florida’s University Athletic Association "
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