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EA Sports Removes Hernandez from Video Games

(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / Jeffrey Beall via Flickr)

(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / Jeffrey Beall via Flickr)

(WGGB) — Due to the recent murder charges against former Patriot Aaron Hernandez, video game manufacturer EA Sports plans to remove Hernandez from their games, according to a spokesman’s statement to CBSSports.com.

EA Sports is the maker of popular video games such as “Madden NFL 25″ and “NCAA Football 14,” both of which will no longer contain Hernandez’ likeness.

Hernandez is being held without bail on a murder charge, among five other charges, in connection with the shooting death of 27-year-old semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. After his release prior to the arraignment, the NFL notified teams that no contract for the tight end would be approved before his charges played out.

Hernandez’s image appears on an achievement card in “NCAA Football 14,” commemorating his break out seasons with the Florida Gators. However, EA Sports says that image will soon be removed.