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Photographer Upset That Hall Of Fame Removed Aaron Hernandez Photo

by Glenn Erby | Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
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It seems we learn something new everyday.

Every season, the Pro Football Hall of Fame reportedly asks a panel of photography experts to choose the best NFL photo of the year.

That photographer gets an award, and the picture is put on permanent display at the Hall of Fame. A photo of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez high-stepping into the end zone to score a go ahead touchdown against the Packers from 2010 was an award winner, and posted for everyone to see.

According to The Sporting News, visitors to the Hall voiced displeasure in seeing the picture of an alleged murderer hanging up, so the Hall of Fame of course removed the photo.

That doesn’t sit well with Mary Schwalm, the photographer who took the picture of Hernandez.

“It is disappointing,” Schwalm, who took the photo of Hernandez in December 2010 for the Eagle-Tribune of North Andover, Mass., told the Sporting News Monday. “I was able to say, ‘I have a photo hanging in the Hall of Fame.’ Can I still say that?”


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