Fournette's jersey auction begins Saturday
BATON ROUGE - The auction for LSU running back Leonard Fournette's game jersey, that he wore during LSU's win over South Carolina begins Saturday.
Fournette announced after the game in October, he would auction the jersey to raise money for South Carolina flood vicitms. Record rainfall prompted flooding and forced the game to be moved to LSU.
"I would like to auction off my game jersey as is to the highest bidder to help the relief efforts," Fournette said after the game. "People of Louisiana not only care but know first hand what South Carolina is going through."
The NCAA approved the auction. LSU announced Tuesday that the auction will also feature a Steve Spurrier-signed South Carolina helmet and a Les Miles-signed LSU helmet. Both helmets were worn during that same game. The opening bid for all items is set at $7,000.00
The auction will run Saturday, Sunday and Monday. It starts at 7 a.m. Saturday and ends at 11 a.m. on Monday. Bids can be placed at LSUauction.net or LSUsports.net. LSU also said that people can make monetary donations anytime at redcross.org/lsutigers, if they are interested in assisting with the recovery of the South Carolina flood victims.
“Having been through a similar situation with my family during Hurricane Katrina when I was 10 years old, this is something that I wanted to do to help those in need,” Fournette said of the jersey auction. “The generosity of people helped my family make it through Hurricane Katrina. I’m hopeful that the money raised with this auction can make a difference for those flood victims in South Carolina.”
“What Leonard has done is a tremendous gesture from a student-athlete with a much bigger vision than outcomes of games,” LSU vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva said. “Leonard is a great teammate, a wonderful representative of LSU and we are proud to support him in this endeavor.”
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