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Fournette’s jersey raises $35K in auction

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Leonard Fournette, the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy, had his auction close for his jersey that was put up online in an auction. The highest bidder was for $35,050 at 5 pm.

It is believed to be a record for a game-worn college jersey. The previous high was Notre Dame Fighting Irish‘s Paul Hornung, whose jersey was sold for $26,290.

The star back announced that he would like to put the jersey up for auction to help the South Carolina Gamecocks game that had to be moved to Baton Rouge, La. due to flooding. At first, the NCAA said no before caving in.

Fournette had a prepared statement when ESPN interviewed him following the 45-24 win over South Carolina. He previously seen what flooding can do when he lived in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit.

He was very upset when a group made an disrespectful sign before the Alabama Crimson Tide vs. LSU Tigers, which is currently airing live on CBS.

His jersey was not the only item in the auction as it also included game-worn helmets signed by LSU head coach Les Miles and former South Carolina head coach ‘Head Ball Coach’ Steve Spurrier.

Following the LSU game, it turned out that it was Spurrier’s final game at the school. He resigned because he said the team wasn’t winning and he thought he was hurting the team’s recruiting.

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