By now, we've pretty much all heard about the tragic ending of Aaron Hernandez's life. But he was a 1st round NFL Draft pick and First Team All-American Tight End at Florida. The four pics below are a sequence of events for the cement plaque outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
The plaque that no longer exist.
The way that spot looks now.
Yes, Aaron Hernandez was convicted of murder and, IMO, Florida handled this properly. As sad of a situation as it was, the right steps were taken by removing his All-American plaque. The old saying "It's set in stone" is now a Moot argument.
Seeing this got me wondering, what would somebody have to do to have their Jersey removed from the Rafters at Rupp Arena? Richie Farmer served time in Federal prison and his rafter is still hanging up. Not sure if anybody else has had a criminal conviction like Richie. As prestigious as having a jersey retired at UK is, there has to be a very fine line of what will be grounds for removal. My second question is, if a jersey did need to be removed would that be a UK decision or a Rupp Arena/City of Lexington decision?