Pro Football Hall of Fame removes Aaron Hernandez photo from display
The Pro Football Hall of Fame removed a photo of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez celebrating a touchdown from a display after several visitors complained about it, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Hernandez was charged with first-degree murder in the June 17 shooting death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. Hernandez pled not guilty to one count of murder and five gun-related charges.
The 2010 photo of Hernandez scoring a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers was an award-winning photo from the annual Hall of Fame photo contest. HOF officials removed it from a display earlier this week.
“In the spirit of good taste we thought we’d take it down,” said Joe Horrigan, the hall’s vice president of communication and exhibits.