Madden 25 Scrubs Aaron Hernandez From Existence

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Madden 25 Scrubs Aaron Hernandez From Existence

EA Sports has removed former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is currently facing murder charges, from both Madden NFL 25 and NCAA Football 14.

NFL player Aaron Hernandez was charged with the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd on June 26 and faces a possible sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted. He was released by the New England Patriots very shortly after his arrest, and has now been released by EA Sports as well.

"We have made a decision to remove Aaron Hernandez from Madden NFL 25 and NCAA Football 14," EA Sports said in a statement. "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. The image of Hernandez will be removed via a Title Update in the near future."

Hernandez's release from the Patriots means he'll lose nearly $20 million in salary; he's also lost multiple endorsements, and perhaps most ignominiously of all, the Patriots held an exchange program that let owners of officially licensed Hernandez jerseys swap them for one belonging to any other player on the team. Nearly 1200 jerseys were exchanged on the first day.

Source: Joystiq

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Because no conviction is necessary for your punishment to begin in the court of public opinion!

why do i get the feeling hes going to be added in as payable dlc if hes innocent.

Disgusting how hes being treated as guilty by his employers before he has even had his trial.

OK, from what I've heard it doesn't look good for Hernandez. There's texts, there's security footage, everything points towards him. However, there doesn't seem to be any solid evidence that he did it and I really think things are getting out of hand right now. Let there be a trial first, then judge.

Well, that's what you get when you (allegedly) kill the All Father!

I guess it kind of makes sense to remove him from the game if he is no longer playing for that team. Whether it was fair to boot him from said team in the first place is another kettle of societal rage.

Well at least he didn't use steroids!

What an absolute waste of talent...

I do agree that everyone should have waited for an actual conviction to take place before cutting ties but once the Patriots dumped him (and began distancing themselves so fiercely like the "jersey swap" they just had), it would be virtually impossible for anyone to officially support him.

Hey, remember the days when people said things like "You know, I'll wait to see how the trial pans out before I pass judgement on this"?

Yeah, me neither.

Woo-hoo! Another man who's been ruined by the court of popular opinion! We sure are seeing a lot of these guys lately.

So if he is found innocent how much is the DLC of him gonna cost?

Trucken:
OK, from what I've heard it doesn't look good for Hernandez. There's texts, there's security footage, everything points towards him. However, there doesn't seem to be any solid evidence that he did it and I really think things are getting out of hand right now. Let there be a trial first, then judge.

Supposedly they've got footage of him stopping at a gas station and buying cotton candy flavored gum, and then finding that same kind of gum at the crime scene. Don't know if DNA testing has been done but its still kind of damning all else considered.

Jaegerwolf:

Trucken:
OK, from what I've heard it doesn't look good for Hernandez. There's texts, there's security footage, everything points towards him. However, there doesn't seem to be any solid evidence that he did it and I really think things are getting out of hand right now. Let there be a trial first, then judge.

Supposedly they've got footage of him stopping at a gas station and buying cotton candy flavored gum, and then finding that same kind of gum at the crime scene. Don't know if DNA testing has been done but its still kind of damning all else considered.

I'd consider that a medium link at best. I mean, I chew cotton candy gum, too...

OT: Well, it was to be expected. Hilariously, Cracked just put up an article of 6 Insanely Reckless Media Accusations That Ruined Lives, and I wonder if this is the seventh.

kael013:
Woo-hoo! Another man who's been ruined by the court of popular opinion! We sure are seeing a lot of these guys lately.

So if he is found innocent how much is the DLC of him gonna cost?

There won't be. The accusation alone is sufficient to completely ruin his career, regardless of whether he's convicted.

oh who cares, its just someone who can throw ball well, not someone who doing research, developing space travel, or something else that important to society.

Ya may be a bit hypocrital of me since I am a gamer, but seriously this guys skills at throwing ball vs my skills as a gamer may not mean much to society, but for doing what he does, and how much he got paid for it, I am cutting him little slack.

The sooner sports lose this overblown importance the better I say. Then we shall travel into space and develop jetpacks. And it will be more awesome then throwing a bloody ball.

The Plunk:
Because no conviction is necessary for your punishment to begin in the court of public opinion!

J Tyran:
Disgusting how hes being treated as guilty by his employers before he has even had his trial.

kael013:
Woo-hoo! Another man who's been ruined by the court of popular opinion! We sure are seeing a lot of these guys lately.

So if he is found innocent how much is the DLC of him gonna cost?

The charge alone is enough to be released from his contract due to the NFL Player Conduct clause, where any negative spotlight on players in the NFL can result in punishment.

Speaking as both a sports journalist, and Aaron Hernandez being my favorite offensive player in the league, I am saddened by Hernandez doing something so horrible.

lacktheknack:

Jaegerwolf:

Trucken:
OK, from what I've heard it doesn't look good for Hernandez. There's texts, there's security footage, everything points towards him. However, there doesn't seem to be any solid evidence that he did it and I really think things are getting out of hand right now. Let there be a trial first, then judge.

Supposedly they've got footage of him stopping at a gas station and buying cotton candy flavored gum, and then finding that same kind of gum at the crime scene. Don't know if DNA testing has been done but its still kind of damning all else considered.

I'd consider that a medium link at best. I mean, I chew cotton candy gum, too...

OT: Well, it was to be expected. Hilariously, Cracked just put up an article of 6 Insanely Reckless Media Accusations That Ruined Lives, and I wonder if this is the seventh.

I saw your comment and googled the article and I have to say it was a very interesting read that was quite honestly scary.

Putting the link here :http://www.cracked.com/article_20148_6-insanely-reckless-media-accusations-that-ruined-lives.html for anyone else who might want to check it out.

Anyway the question here becomes how much evidence do they have on the guy? If there's a mild link at best this may be early but if they have DNA or anything solid I can semi-understand this. Accused of muder doesn't sell tickets or games so naturally every company is gonna avoid this guy like the plaugue.

(I would write more on this but sadly I have a ad blocking half the chat box that I can't move or close for some reason)

lacktheknack:

I'd consider that a medium link at best. I mean, I chew cotton candy gum, too...

Well, that's a murder confession if I ever saw one.

(I'm being extremely facetious, of course).

Orks da best:
oh who cares, its just someone who can throw ball well, not someone who doing research, developing space travel, or something else that important to society.

Ya may be a bit hypocrital of me since I am a gamer, but seriously this guys skills at throwing ball vs my skills as a gamer may not mean much to society, but for doing what he does, and how much he got paid for it, I am cutting him little slack.

The sooner sports lose this overblown importance the better I say. Then we shall travel into space and develop jetpacks. And it will be more awesome then throwing a bloody ball.

He's a Tight End, he CATCHES the ball, get it right before you start acting rude and disrespectful towards people with physical skills and talents.

NameIsRobertPaulson:

The Plunk:
Because no conviction is necessary for your punishment to begin in the court of public opinion!

J Tyran:
Disgusting how hes being treated as guilty by his employers before he has even had his trial.

kael013:
Woo-hoo! Another man who's been ruined by the court of popular opinion! We sure are seeing a lot of these guys lately.

So if he is found innocent how much is the DLC of him gonna cost?

The charge alone is enough to be released from his contract due to the NFL Player Conduct clause, where any negative spotlight on players in the NFL can result in punishment.

Speaking as both a sports journalist, and Aaron Hernandez being my favorite offensive player in the league, I am saddened by Hernandez doing something so horrible.

Agreed, NFL Contracts are not guaranteed. Players get cut all the time, but this has so much to the point that if anything he is obstructing Justice. And for anyone who knows the owner of the Patriots, Rbert Kraft, he doesn't condone much. As far as EA removing him, well he is not in the NFL right now, so it can make since. I am all for finding people guilty before taking certain actions, but this appears to be overwhelming evidence, something fishy was going on. So NE just washed there hands, and took the hit now.

Side topic.. the stupid popup AD "The Sub" is awful, and keeps popping up over my typing. I can't turn it off. Needless to say, whatever it was advertising is on my list of things to avoid!

Well at the very least they could probably hit him with destruction of evidence for the smashed phone and security system.

Also don't forget Ray Lewis. He was up for helping kill two guys way back but was not convicted and had a long career.

lacktheknack:
I'd consider that a medium link at best. I mean, I chew cotton candy gum, too...

We don't need you to come in tomorrow, or any other 'morrow. In fact we have already sent over our intern to recover your company car, don't bother filling up the tank... you vicious murdering bastard.

Apparently innocent until proven guilty doesn't mesh well with the first amendment. It's a shame too.

They crucify this dude for supposedly knocking off someone but wastes of air like Michael Vick still get to keep their spots, gotta love handegg logic

KeyboardSnorlax:
They crucify this dude for supposedly knocking off someone but wastes of air like Michael Vick still get to keep their spots, gotta love handegg logic

Vick killed dogs, Hernandez has allegedly killed a human being.

Comparing them is a logical fallacy at best, and if you honestly value a dog's life more than a human's, then you are a sad, sad little person.

Abomination:

lacktheknack:
I'd consider that a medium link at best. I mean, I chew cotton candy gum, too...

We don't need you to come in tomorrow, or any other 'morrow. In fact we have already sent over our intern to recover your company car, don't bother filling up the tank... you vicious murdering bastard.

Hah! Joke's on you! I filled that tank up this morning!

...wait...

KeyboardSnorlax:
They crucify this dude for supposedly knocking off someone but wastes of air like Michael Vick still get to keep their spots, gotta love handegg logic

...and every other form of humanist logic. Humans >>>>> dogs.

debraarzn:
There's texts, there's security footage, everything points towards him.

I guess we'll make an exception in this case. No need for a court because "everything points towards him".

Let's fire him from his job, take all his stuff, disavow him and I'll go prep the electric chair.

Most of the evidence points to him being guilty. However, I still find it hilarious how everyone is treating him like he is guilty when he hasn't been proven yet. It'd be pretty funny if something came out and it turned out he was completely innocent. Boy will everyone's faces be red! Of course, even not guilty, he is still a goon.

J Tyran:
Disgusting how hes being treated as guilty by his employers before he has even had his trial.

From what I've seen, the evidence is pretty damning. But you're right, this isn't justice. Heck, even if he somehow is proven innocent or the case gets thrown out on a technicality (does that actually happen with murders?), a large percentage of the public will still have made up their minds about him being guilty. I doubt he'd get his job back. He'd probably have to go into one of those new life programs like Casey Anthony so that he doesn't get shot. That's of course assuming that he gets off and it's looking extremely unlikely.

KeyboardSnorlax:
They crucify this dude for supposedly knocking off someone but wastes of air like Michael Vick still get to keep their spots, gotta love handegg logic

Don't even start. Vick lost $60 million, served a couple years in jail, and has yet to win back half the fans he once had. He now spends his time helping the Humane Society. He's done his time. Lay off.

Clive Howlitzer:
Most of the evidence points to him being guilty. However, I still find it hilarious how everyone is treating him like he is guilty when he hasn't been proven yet. It'd be pretty funny if something came out and it turned out he was completely innocent. Boy will everyone's faces be red! Of course, even not guilty, he is still a goon.

RedDeadFred:

J Tyran:
Disgusting how hes being treated as guilty by his employers before he has even had his trial.

From what I've seen, the evidence is pretty damning. But you're right, this isn't justice. Heck, even if he somehow is proven innocent or the case gets thrown out on a technicality (does that actually happen with murders?), a large percentage of the public will still have made up their minds about him being guilty. I doubt he'd get his job back. He'd probably have to go into one of those new life programs like Casey Anthony so that he doesn't get shot. That's of course assuming that he gets off and it's looking extremely unlikely.

NFL PLAYER CONDUCT CLAUSE.

If a player is arrested in a way that reflects badly on the NFL, they can be terminated. No conviction is needed because of the American judicial system. If they had to wait till conviction, players in the NFL would never be punished for anything because they have the money to have the lawyers delay proceedings as long as possible.

RedDeadFred:

J Tyran:
Disgusting how hes being treated as guilty by his employers before he has even had his trial.

From what I've seen, the evidence is pretty damning. But you're right, this isn't justice. Heck, even if he somehow is proven innocent or the case gets thrown out on a technicality (does that actually happen with murders?), a large percentage of the public will still have made up their minds about him being guilty. I doubt he'd get his job back. He'd probably have to go into one of those new life programs like Casey Anthony so that he doesn't get shot. That's of course assuming that he gets off and it's looking extremely unlikely.

Cases can get thrown out, usually if someones made a massive blunder of some sort when it comes to serious crimes. Usually when the prosecution made a a really bad call bringing the case or if there are serious doubts about the investigation, things like that.

If this guy really did the crime losing his job is the least he should face and really the least of his worries, I just find it disgusting that they would do this. Not just because of the innocent until proven guilty thing either, this news is being spread wide and far and in my view the implication that a high profile big money sport finds him "guilty" comes damn close to crossing the line.

It could influence a Jury to some degree, either they might think "if the NFL finds him guilty" or "its so unfair its a witch hunt". even if that influence is slight its too much. The ongoing media circus that surrounds these cases doesn't help either, they always seem to confuse in the public interest for whats of interest to the public. Ideally he should have his trial without the media frenzy.

NameIsRobertPaulson:

Clive Howlitzer:
Most of the evidence points to him being guilty. However, I still find it hilarious how everyone is treating him like he is guilty when he hasn't been proven yet. It'd be pretty funny if something came out and it turned out he was completely innocent. Boy will everyone's faces be red! Of course, even not guilty, he is still a goon.

RedDeadFred:

J Tyran:
Disgusting how hes being treated as guilty by his employers before he has even had his trial.

From what I've seen, the evidence is pretty damning. But you're right, this isn't justice. Heck, even if he somehow is proven innocent or the case gets thrown out on a technicality (does that actually happen with murders?), a large percentage of the public will still have made up their minds about him being guilty. I doubt he'd get his job back. He'd probably have to go into one of those new life programs like Casey Anthony so that he doesn't get shot. That's of course assuming that he gets off and it's looking extremely unlikely.

NFL PLAYER CONDUCT CLAUSE.

If a player is arrested in a way that reflects badly on the NFL, they can be terminated. No conviction is needed because of the American judicial system.

Ah, well there you go. Thanks for clearing this up.

NameIsRobertPaulson:

KeyboardSnorlax:
They crucify this dude for supposedly knocking off someone but wastes of air like Michael Vick still get to keep their spots, gotta love handegg logic

Don't even start. Vick lost $60 million, served a couple years in jail, and has yet to win back half the fans he once had. He now spends his time helping the Humane Society. He's done his time. Lay off.

Ya, I remember an interview about a year or so after he started back up with the Eagles. He said something along the lines of how If he could go back and change what he had done he wouldn't have, and that he thinks society is blowing what he did out of proportion. That it's an African American thing and just because you don't get it doesn't mean it should be illegal. (this isn't an exact quote this is a summary of about a 2 hour interview he did with Jamie Dukes) Before I heard his spout that garbage I was giving him the benefit of the doubt, but now all he is to me is a roster spot on a fantasy football team, one I can't even trade away because no one wants him.

NameIsRobertPaulson:

NFL PLAYER CONDUCT CLAUSE.

If a player is arrested in a way that reflects badly on the NFL, they can be terminated. No conviction is needed because of the American judicial system. If they had to wait till conviction, players in the NFL would never be punished for anything because they have the money to have the lawyers delay proceedings as long as possible.

So their banishment of the player is legal. That's fine, I don't think anyone was suggesting that he should sue the NFL. Whether it's moral is another question. Whether the clause is fair is also another.

But hey, not even in my country, so whatever.

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