Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will be removed from both Madden 25 and NCAA 14 as he is currently faced with charges of murder.
In a statement released earlier today EA detailed its decision. “We made a decision to remove Aaron Hernandez from Madden NFL 25 and NCAA Football 14 Ultimate Team. Because NCAA Football 14 was finalized prior to our decision, Hernandez’ image still appears in the Nike Skills Trainer.
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.”
Hernandez is charged with murdering his friend and semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd and as a result no longer plays for the Patriots. Over the weekend 2,500 fans returned their Hernandez jerseys in exchange for new ones that don’t bear his name.
Madden NFL is set to launch on 27th August while NCAA Football 14 released today.