2014 Florida Gators calendar includes a certain accused multi-murderer

Aaron Hernandez is led into the courtroom on May 28 to be arraigned on homicide charges at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. (Dominick Reuter/Associated Press)

So it turns out that there’s this Florida Gators calendar that, while it’s for 2014, highlights some of the school’s biggest stars of recent seasons. Or as it shrieks on the back of the calendar, “Features college alumni players Tim Tebow, Brandon Spikes and Percy Harvin!”

It also features Mr. July, a pass-catching tight end named Aaron Hernandez. You know, the guy now better known for being accused of murdering three people in two separate incidents.

As GatorZone Football (“The official Twitter feed of Florida Gator football”) pointed out over Twitter, a product like this gets licensed by the school to a third party and would have been approved way back in the spring of 2013. But it’s still a bad look. On the other hand, this could also turn out to be that rare calendar that sells better in July than it did in, say, January.

Also, as Deadspin (hat tip!) could not resist pointing out, it’s on sale at Target.

This former editor and part-time writer at The Post is now happy to prove that if you combine 'blowhard' and 'blaggard,' you get 'blogger.' He previously had used 'Desmond Bieler' as his byline, but feels that shortening the first name to 'Des' nicely conveys his ever-decreasing gravitas. He also covers Fantasy Football.



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