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lob1284
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re: UF removes Aaron Hernandez's All-American brick from campus

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Guilty or not, his brick is front and center walking up to the trophy room. Probably not the last thing you want recruits and their parents seeing before they enter the building, especially given the recent image problem we have.


Bingo. It's purely an image thing, the association between he and the University creates a perception, right or wrong.


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LSUnowhas2
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re: UF removes Aaron Hernandez's All-American brick from campus
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they haven't found the gun yet, right? lots of circumstantial evidence with conflicting reports...gonna be hard to put the guy in jail on anything major without the gun


Nope. They have motive, opportunity, and a ton of corroborating evidence.


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hendersonshands
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re: UF removes Aaron Hernandez's All-American brick from campus
He was a bad representative before the murder trial. Still, I think it's premature.


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CocomoLSU
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re: UF removes Aaron Hernandez's All-American brick from campus
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Guilty or not, his brick is front and center walking up to the trophy room. Probably not the last thing you want recruits and their parents seeing before they enter the building, especially given the recent image problem we have.

Not only that, but it could also be a preliminary strike, so to speak, so people can't start taking pictures with it or desecrating it or shite like that.

I still think it's premature, but I get it.


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Spirit of Dunson
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re: UF removes Aaron Hernandez's All-American brick from campus
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Supposed to be innocent until proven guilty.
In a court of law, but if an institution wants to eliminate a bad image from their media materials, then they can choose to do that.

I have no problem with this.


ZereauxSum
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re: UF removes Aaron Hernandez's All-American brick from campus
This is kind of messed up but I understand why UF did it. I'd probably make the same call if it were mine to make.

Even if Hernandez beats this by some miracle, UFs name is being dragged through the mud as this story moves along.


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hendersonshands
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re: UF removes Aaron Hernandez's All-American brick from campus
So what if he's found innocent? What if he was framed or something? Do they just act like nothing happened and put all this stuff back or do they continue to shun him? I mean, OJ Simpson is in the Hall of Fame..


Spirit of Dunson
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re: UF removes Aaron Hernandez's All-American brick from campus
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So what if he's found innocent?
Then he doesn't go to jail. Good for him.
But UF should do what what they see as appropriate for protecting their brand.


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He's getting Benoit'd

They no longer edit him out of their newer DVD releases actually.


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wildtigercat93
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re: UF removes Aaron Hernandez's All-American brick from campus
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So what if he's found innocent? What if he was framed or something? Do they just act like nothing happened and put all this stuff back or do they continue to shun him? I mean, OJ Simpson is in the Hall of Fame..


Well OJ was already in the Hall of Fame so the league couldnt passive aggressivly do anything about it

Hernandez would be like "awh im a free man and innocent i want another shot at the NFL" and the owners would be like "brah, we collude all the damn time, and we already agreed to not sign your ass"


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hendersonshands
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re: UF removes Aaron Hernandez's All-American brick from campus
It's a slippery slope to start shunning everyone who's accused of something. See the Duke University lacrosse team.


Spirit of Dunson
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re: UF removes Aaron Hernandez's All-American brick from campus
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It's a slippery slope to start shunning everyone who's accused of something. See the Duke University lacrosse team.
Agree, but it is still their decision. If they go too far, then the public (market) will respond.


hendersonshands
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re: UF removes Aaron Hernandez's All-American brick from campus
Of course it's their decision. I'm not saying otherwise. I'm just saying I disagree with the decision they've made.


SORRY FOR BEING AMERICAN AS frick.


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ZereauxSum
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re: UF removes Aaron Hernandez's All-American brick from campus
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So what if he's found innocent? What if he was framed or something? Do they just act like nothing happened and put all this stuff back or do they continue to shun him?


If he's innocent then I would imagine they would assess the situation at that point. Keep in mind that he could be innocent in a court of law, but the court of public opinion might see things differently.

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I mean, OJ Simpson is in the Hall of Fame..


Well, in fairness, the NFL HOF doesn't have to worry about impressing the parents of 17-18 yo kids.
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hendersonshands
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re: UF removes Aaron Hernandez's All-American brick from campus
Does anyone know if OJ Simpson is celebrated at USC?


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NastyTiger
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re: UF removes Aaron Hernandez's All-American brick from campus
Guilty


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ZereauxSum
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re: UF removes Aaron Hernandez's All-American brick from campus
I think with OJ it's a little different. You can make the argument that OJ was pretty much all around awesome as a player and celebrity up until his arrest in 94, where it seems he just went (and stayed) bat shite insane. So it might be easier for USC fans to celebrate "who he was" (maybe a USC fan will comment on this soon).

You really can't do that with Hernandez becuase he's generally been trouble from day one.
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UFownstSECsince1950
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re: UF removes Aaron Hernandez's All-American brick from campus
Didn't the Patriots cut him and remove his name from everything the day after he was arrested? Didnt the nfl remove his profile from their website? Didnt EA Sports remove him from their football game? Didnt the Pats encourage all fans to turn in his jersey for someone else's?


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hendersonshands
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re: UF removes Aaron Hernandez's All-American brick from campus
It was nothing that they were embarrassed about enough to condemn him before this. Both guys were all world talents in college who probably murdered someone after college.


tigerpimpbot
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re: UF removes Aaron Hernandez's All-American brick from campus
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I think with OJ it's a little different


Yeah, Hernandez never played Nordberg in any movies.


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