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Florida’s 2014 Calendar Photo From: Twitter/@JimiKunkel)

Yes, It’s calendar gate 2014 starring Aaron Hernandez and the Florida Gators!

Guest starring the New England Patriots!

Aaron Hernandez, former Gators tight end, is featured in Florida’s 2014 calendar as Mr. July.

People saw this yesterday, and the internet exploded! They really went after Florida, BUT Florida isn’t to blame for this.

Calendars are  published  a year in advance, a Florida 2015 calendar is already ready for pre-order and Dan Apple, Florida’s spokesperson, says the calendar would have been approved in the spring of 2013. A couple months before any charges were filed against Aaron Hernandez. 

Turner Licensing makes the calendar with Florida’s approval, and someone somewhere should have remembered Hernandez was going to be in there, but really come on. Florida is going through thousands of approval a day and the licensing company is making tons of calendars.

To me, it’s nobody’s fault, just a mishap.

Florida has said it told Turner Licensing’s that they no longer approve of the product, and it has been discontinued. The products already sold can’t be recalled.

Here’s Dan Apple’s full statement:

“The calendar in reference is a product that was produced through a third-party company and approved in the Spring of 2013, months in advance of any charges being filed against Aaron Hernandez. There are thousands of Gator products in the pipeline for approval at any given time. Once approved, it is difficult to revisit these items when new situations arise. We regret that this calendar is in circulation in its current form. We have since notified the licensee that it is no longer approved.”

Now, Florida isn’t the only team to have Hernandez featured, so do the New England Patriots.

GatorZone Scott Carter did some research and found Hernandez to be Mr. March in the 2014 calendar.

New England Patriots 2014 Calendar

New England Patriots 2014 Calendar

Since, New England has taken every step possible to erase any ties with Hernandez, I’m pretty sure the blame falls on the people who actually make the calendars and not Florida and New England.


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