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Thousands turn in their Hernandez NFL jerseys

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Hundreds of fans traded in their Aaron Hernandez jerseys. 

The New England Patriots let fans trade in their No. 81 jerseys for a different one on Saturday and Sunday.

The ex-Patriots tight end has been charged with the murder in the death of 27-year-old semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. He has pleaded not guilty.

The Patriots released Hernandez shortly after he was arrested on June 26.

The New England Patriots Twitter account reported that more than 2500 Hernandez jerseys were exchanged in the offer.  They add that 30 percent of the exchanges were youth jerseys.

The top Patriot replacement jersey was for Brady and Wilfork according to the team's Twitter.

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