ESPN reporter refers to Aaron Hernandez as “Aaron Rodgers”

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Aaron Rodgers

Authorities charged former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez with first-degree murder on Wednesday, hours after police arrested him and the NFL team that once gave him a $40 million contract dropped him from their roster.

Hernandez is accused in last week’s shooting death of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found in an industrial park area less than a mile from Hernandez’s home.

While reporting on this development today, ESPN reporter Jeremy Shapp incorrectly referred to Aaron Hernandez as “Aaron Rodgers.”

On his Twitter page, Shapp said Wednesday night:

Meanwhile, Rodgers had THIS to say on his Twitter page:

Shapp also said on Twitter Wednesday night in response to Rodgers’ comment:

What are your thoughts? Are you willing to forgive this “slip of the tongue?”