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Aaron Hernandez Jerseys Are Hot Commodity

Aaron Hernandez’s jersey is a hot commodity online.  Even though Hernandez is sitting in jail on murder charges with no bail, it hasn’t stopped fans from investing in his memorabilia.

An Aaron Hernandez jersey that cost $50 on store shelves, recently sold for $289 on Ebay.

The Boston Globe reports that a man on Craig’s List is offering to buying anything related to Hernandez.  Could people be  anticipating an O.J. Simpson type hoopla over the upcoming trial and all the media attention that will come with it?

“I can’t think of any reason why people would want it,” Lynn L’Heureux of Oxford, whose $100 Hernandez jersey is up to $127 on eBay, told The Boston Globe. “They might think it will go up in value later on, and maybe it will, but I’m not interested. I just don’t want it in my possession. I want to use the money to buy a jersey that reflects my pride in the Patriots.”

Hernandez was charged last week in the murder of Odin Lloyd and has pleaded not guilty to the charges.  There has been no trial date set yet.

Court TV or whoever televises trials nowadays must be licking its chops in anticipation of the trial.  Nancy Grace and all the other nighttime  tele-whores must be giddy knowing they are virtually guaranteed of a couple years of great ratings as the screwball American public can’t get enough of this type stuff.