EA Removes Aaron Hernandez From 2014 Madden, NCAA Games
Yeah, you had to see this coming, didn't you?
The New England Patriots don't want anything more to do with him, and neither does Electronic Arts. The publisher has removed former Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez from their new football titles this year, Madden NFL 25 and NCAA Football 14.
As an EA representative told GameSpot:
"We made a decision to remove Aaron Hernandez from Madden NFL 25 and NCAA Football 14. Because NCAA Football 14 was finalized prior to our decision, Hernandez' image still appears in the Nike Skills Trainer. However, he is not in the game, and anyone who unlocks that particular Nike Skills Trainer reward will receive an Alex Smith Ultimate Team player item instead."
Hernandez's image will be removed via a Title Update at a later time. The athlete was arrested at his home on June 26 in connection with a recent homicide, and he currently sits in jail awaiting charges of first-degree murder. He is accused of killing semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd and other unsettling information about Hernandez's past is coming to light. "Innocent until proven guilty" and all that, but it's not lookin' good.
7/8/2013 9:28:08 PM John Shepard