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LSU making plans to auction Fournette's jersey

1 year 1 month 4 weeks ago October 12, 2015 Oct 12, 2015 Monday, October 12 2015 October 12, 2015 6:24 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Everyone knows that Leonard Fournette is talented on the field, but not everyone knows Leonard, the person.

After Saturday's game, the Heisman favorite announced his contribution to South Carolina, which caught everyone by surprise.

"I would like to auction off my game jersey as is to the highest bidder to help the relief efforts," Fournette said. "People of Louisiana not only care but know first hand what South Carolina is going through."

Shortly after his announcement, people quickly questioned whether or not the auction would be legal, but the NCAA answered.

Now, LSU is planning how to go about auctioning the jersey. 

"We have to go through the NCAA and make sure it's compliant," LSU Head Coach Les Miles stated. "But its just a young guy trying to do something good."

Local sports memorabilia collectors say that the jersey will get expensive quick.

"I think you start the bidding at $10,000," Robert Doll, of Primetime Sports Collectibles said. "It will jump to $50,000, especially if he wins the Heisman."

Several collectors think that the jersey will go for more money for distinct reasons. They cited his Katrina experience, and rarity of the occasion as examples.

"His memory of that whole situation was brought back, what he needed, and what he perceived people to need at this time... the chance of them doing this again probably is not very good, when you only have one of one in his whole college career."

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