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Aaron Hernandez

Dropped By Puma

6/27/2013 11:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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And boom goes the dynamite ... NFL star Aaron Hernandez' biggest sponsor PUMA has just dropped him like a hot potato.

A rep for PUMA tells TMZ, "PUMA has ended the relationship with athlete Aaron Hernandez in light of the current situation."

Hernandez signed the 2-year endorsement deal with PUMA in April 2013 as the face of its "training category." It's unclear how much the deal was worth ... but safe to say, a lot.

As we reported, Hernandez is currently in custody awaiting his murder trial. Hernandez was charged with 1st degree murder and 5 other gun-related charges in connection with the death of a 27-year-old former semi-pro football player named Odin Lloyd.

Hernandez is being held without bail.

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16.

KicksandGiggles    

Anybody who pizzes away a $40 million contract to do something he loves for a few months a year over some stupid gang shtz & involved in taking someones life DESERVES every bit of punishment, bad luck, etc that can possibly happen to his DUMB STUPID MORONIC AZZ!! NO SYMPATHY FROM ME!!!

379 days ago
17.

Jay    

I think he murdered the guy because he was banging his fiance, she is black, so she was probably cheating on him.

379 days ago
18.

SunnyAutumn    

Why???? He's not guilty.

379 days ago
19.

Dan Frederiksen    

That's when you drop an endorsement.
Paula Deen was harmless, she hadn't done anything.

379 days ago
20.

Jon    

Hey TMZ could you compress all these stories or is it a slow day and you need to fill up your page?

379 days ago
21.

Jeems    

Say what you want about TMZ, they have done an outstanding job covering this Hernandez mess. Way better than the mainstream media combined. Great Job TMZ!

The Kardasians are still farm animals

379 days ago
22.

DDTx3    

Nice tmz, you mentioned hernandez hadn't been dropped by puma yet.. in one of the recent paula deen posts. Now all of a sudden they cut him loose thanks to you people jad no idea he was sponsored by puma in the first place. FKK you tmz for ruining peoples lives.

379 days ago
23.

Jim    

Hard to believe they dropped him. It's not like he used the N-word. ;-)

379 days ago
24.

exlax    

just think if he said the n word 20 years ago

379 days ago
25.

Ryan    

He looks like a Mexican Bruce Willis in that Pump picture

379 days ago
26.

dreamer4u    

May he rot in HELL the worthless piece of crap!

379 days ago
27.

Ozzie X    

This guy's level of importance went from at most an 8 out of 10 or whatever a NFL star garners to a 0. He is just a common thug.

379 days ago
28.

sean    

TV COMMERCIAL: "Hi, I'm Aaron Hernandez for Puma. Ya know, when I need to sneak up on a thug and pop a cap in his you-know-what, I make sure I'm wearing my Puma BioCell sneakers. They're super comfy, super quiet, and the soles attract bubble gum, so you never leave any evidence behind. Puma BioCell sneakers: Killer shoes, now at a price that won't murder your budget.

379 days ago
29.

steveclemo    

No wonder. I would have dropped him like a sack of potatoes. This would not be my spokesperson for anything, and I think athletes should get less endorsements. They really think they are in a league of their own, and that normal rules of society doesnt apply to them.

379 days ago
30.

The Real Victim    

I guess he can forget about any endorsements from Apple or Glock.

379 days ago
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