No, This Isn’t The iPhone 6 Line; It’s The Ray Rice Jersey Exchange Line

Image courtesy of (FOX Baltimore on Twitter)

All eyes are on long lines today, and it’s not just the arrival of the iPhone 6/6 Plus in stores that have queues snaking along for what would seem like all eternity: The line to exchange Ray Rice jerseys for another Baltimore Ravens player is reportedly half a mile long.

The Baltimore Ravens announced last week that any fans with a Rice jersey could bring it to M&T Bank Stadium today and tomorrow and trade it in for another available player.

And according to this photo from FOX Baltimore, it seems there are plenty of people looking to rid themselves of the Rice name — about a half mile’s worth of people, in fact:

This, after recently released video footage from the elevator at an Atlantic City casino showed Rice punching his then-fiancee in the head, knocking her unconscious when she fell and hit her head against the elevator’s railing. The Ravens dropped Rice last week and the NFL has suspended him.

If you’re in the area and looking to trade yours in, there are a few conditions:

• Be officially licensed by the NFL
• Be manufactured by Nike or Reebok
• Have been purchased or available for purchase at the Ravens Team Store at M&T Bank Stadium or the Ravens Official Team Store online (baltimoreravensshop.com or shop.baltimoreravens.com)
• Exchanges must be made in person to verify that products are licensed. (A licensing expert representing the NFL will be on hand to verify that jerseys qualify for exchange.)-Recipients will receive Nike replica jerseys based on availability at the time of exchange.
• Exchange is limited to one jersey per person.

Again, we’ve seen this in the past: Right before the 2013 season, the New England Patriots announced a jersey exchange for fans who didn’t want to wear Aaron Hernandez’s name on their backs after he was arrested on murder charges.