A game-worn jersey from LSU Tigers star running back Leonard Fournette was recently auctioned off and it has been a major success. The jersey which Fournette wore against South Carolina, was auctioned off to raise money for flood victims.
According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Fournette’s jersey topped more than $100,000.
That figure shatters the previous record for a game-worn college football jersey which was previously $26,290 for a jersey worn by Paul Hornung.
Leonard Fournette's jersey from South Carolina game sells for $101K, benefits flood victims pic.twitter.com/hurRdXX9pp
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) November 9, 2015
Initially, the NCAA was not going to allow Fournette to auction off his jersey, but they later reversed their decision and allowed the jersey to be auctioned off for charity.
Seeing how much money the jersey raised, it is great to see that the NCAA allowed the auction to take place.
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