Observers at Aaron Hernandez’s murder trial will have to leave their No. 81 jerseys at home.
New England Patriots and NFL-themed clothing is barred from the courthouse during Hernandez’s trial on the first-degree murder charge of killing Odin Lloyd, Bristol superior court judge E. Susan Garsh wrote, and the restrictions don’t stop there.
“No person wearing clothing, or a button or other object attached to clothing, or carrying an object that displays any Patriots or other NFL team logo, football-related insignia, or words and/or a photograph that relate in any way to this case will be permitted entry to the Fall River (Mass.) Justice Center during any phase of the trial,” Garsh wrote Friday, via The Boston Globe.
Garsh dedicated nine seats in the courtroom to Hernandez’s family or friends and nine to the victim’s family or friends. She also outlined rules for pool cameras and reporters, and seating for the public during the trial.
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