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This weekend, I will be among probably hundreds of Patriot fans looking to take advantage of the free Aaron Hernandez jersey exchange offered by the Patriots. My Hernandez jersey, though I received it for Christmas last year, is a somber reminder of the disappointment of my one of my favorite players.
It’s a reminder of all the mixed emotions I felt while all of the news of Hernandez was emerging. Ranging from denial to defensive to slow acceptance of the truth, I know trading in my jersey will solidify my moving on from my once favorite player.
Before waiting in line for an exchange, it is important to keep in mind the official rules of the exchange as posted on the Patriots website. The rules are as follows:
Let’s hope jerseys bought from NFL.com are the same as those sold at the ProShop. If not, I might just have to try my luck on eBay.