On Wednesday, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick stood before reporters to address the fate of Aaron Hernandez, his former tight end who was released last month after being charged with first-degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-professional football player.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the case, but the University of Florida already has washed its hands of its one-time playmaker.
The university spent last month removing images of Hernandez around campus. On Thursday, workers scrubbed the grounds clean of Hernandez's -- highly visible -- First-Team All-America brick along Gator Walk outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Aaron Hernandez All-American brick coming down. pic.twitter.com/gCflaDAXjSâ Ted Spiker (@ProfSpiker) July 25, 2013
And the after:
And it's a blank spot now, like Hernandez brick was never there... pic.twitter.com/cUUVoalTawâ Julie Quittner (@JQuittner) July 25, 2013
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