Darlington: Chilling lesson for rookies
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In an interesting move, the team announced Friday that it will offer a free exchange of any "#81 Hernandez" jersey for a different player jersey of comparative value. The offer is available July 6-7 to fans who purchased their Hernandez jersey at the Patriots ProShop in Foxborough or through the team's online shop.
"We know that children love wearing their Patriots jerseys, but may not understand why parents don't want them wearing their Hernandez jerseys anymore," Patriots spokesperson Stacey James said in a statement. "We hope this opportunity to exchange those jerseys at the Patriots ProShop for another player's jersey will be well received by parents."