On Monday morning, a photograph started making the rounds on Twitter featuring an Aaron Hernandez "card" showing up as a reward for an achievement in EA Sports popular college football game NCAA Football 14. But fear not: an EA Sports spokesperson told CBSSports.com on Monday that Hernandez has been removed from both the NCAA game as well as Madden NFL 25 and only showed up temporarily because of the timing involved in publishing NCAA 14. "We made a decision to remove Aaron Hernandez from Madden NFL 25 and NCAA Football 14. Because NCAA Football 14 was finalized prior to our decision, Hernandez' image still appears in the Nike Skills Trainer," a spokesperson for EA Sports said. "However, he is not in the game, and anyone who unlocks that particular Nike Skills Trainer reward will receive an Alex Smith Ultimate Team player item instead. The image of Hernandez will be removed via a Title Update in the near future."
EA Sports removes Aaron Hernandez from Madden 14, NCAA 14
CBS Sports | Jul 8