HOF removes Aaron Hernandez pic

Updated: July 14, 2013, 3:35 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, has removed a photo of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez after receiving complaints about it, an official from the museum told The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer.

"In the spirit of good taste we thought we'd take it down," Joe Horrigan, vice president of communication and exhibits for the hall, told the newspaper.

The photo, which depicts Hernandez high-stepping into the end zone for the Patriots against the Green Bay Packers in 2010, was the winning entry that year in the Hall of Fame's annual photo contest.

Hernandez is charged with the execution-style murder of 27-year-old semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd and is being held without bail. He has pleaded not guilty. The Patriots released the tight end last month after he was arrested.

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