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Patriots to allow fans to trade in Hernandez jerseys for free

A free jersey exchange program will be held July 6-7 for any fan looking to swap a No. 81 jersey purchased at the Patriots ProShop at Gillette Stadium or at PatriotsProShop.com.

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A free jersey exchange program will be held July 6-7 for any fan looking to swap a No. 81 jersey purchased at the Patriots ProShop at Gillette Stadium or at PatriotsProShop.com.

The Patriots have announced a free exchange of any Aaron Hernandez jersey on July 6-7.

Any Hernandez jersey that was purchased at the Patriots ProShop or through PatriotsProShop.com can be exchanged for a different player’s jersey of comparable value at no additional charge.

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”We know that children love wearing their Patriots jerseys but may not understand why parents don’t want them wearing their Hernandez jerseys anymore,” team spokesman Stacey James said in a statement. “We hope this opportunity to exchange those jerseys at the Patriots ProShop will be well received by parents.”

This opportunity for a free exchange is limited to the weekend of July 6-7 and is available only at the Patriots ProShop at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. The hours of operation are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday.

The exchange is for jerseys available in the ProShop only and is limited to one per person. For more details and restrictions, please visit the Patriots website at www.patriots.com.

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