By Scooby Axson
July 14, 2013

This photo was removed from the Pro Football Hall of Fame due to complaints. (Photo by Mary Schwalm, Eagle-Tribune) This photo was removed from the Pro Football Hall of Fame due to complaints. (Mary Schwalm, Eagle-Tribune)

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.

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“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.

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