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A few misguided fans tried to buy custom Rae Carruth jerseys. NFL shut them down.

Former Carolina Panther Rae Carruth was released from prison Monday morning, and apparently a few misguided fans tried to celebrate by creating a custom Carruth jersey on the NFL’s official shopping site.

The league quickly blocked any attempt to do so.

If you try to create a jersey with Carruth’s name on the back, you will get an error message:

“We are unable to customize this item with the text you have entered. Please try a different entry.”

Carruth, 44, was a first-round draft pick of the Panthers in 1997. In January 2001, a Charlotte jury convicted him of conspiring to murder his eight-months-pregnant girlfriend, Cherica Adams. Adams was shot four times inside her car on Nov. 16, 1999.

Adams died of her wounds about a month later, but her child was delivered by cesarean section on the night of the shooting. Chancellor Lee Adams, who is disabled, turns 19 next month.

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The NFL has banned fans from making custom jerseys with former Panther Rae Carruth’s name on them NFLshop.com screenshot

TMZ initially broke news of the league blocking a Carruth custom jersey, which continues a policy of not allowing controversial figures’ names to be planted on a jersey, including a No. 81 Patriots jersey with Aaron Hernandez’s name or No. 32 Bills jersey with OJ Simpson’s name on it.

The Carruth ban, however, appears a bit different. Given the unusual last name, the league appears to have banned it being placed on any uniform for any number.

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