By Brad CarrollThe New England Patriots are taking another big step to distance themselves from former player Aaron Hernandez.
The Patriots already took immediate action in releasing the Bristol native Wednesday after his arrest, a move made before charges of first-degree murder and five other gun-related charges were read in court later that day. Now the team is hoping to eliminate as many Hernandez No. 81 jerseys from being worn by fans that they can.
The Patriots are offering a free jersey to anyone that brings in and exchanges their Hernandez No. 81 jersey next weekend.