LSU RB Leonard Fournette’s game-worn jersey auction finishes with incredible winning bid
Leonard Fournette’s jersey auction became a bidding war on Monday morning. After beginning the day at $45,000, the bidding concluded in six figures.
According to LSU athletics, the final bid on Fournette’s game-worn jersey was $101,000. All of the proceeds will go toward the flood relief effort in South Carolina.
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Following LSU’s 45-24 victory over South Carolina on Oct. 10, Fournette announced that he planned to auction off his jersey to assist the relief funds. South Carolina was forced to move what was supposed to be a home game against the Tigers to Baton Rouge, La., because of the flooding that ravaged the area.
The jersey was auctioned off alongside a game-worn LSU helmet signed by Les Miles and a game-worn South Carolina helmet signed by former South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier. The LSU-South Carolina game ended up being Spurrier’s final game with the Gamecocks.
Miles joked that his contribution to the final auction price wasn’t too sizable.
“I got the $1,000,” Miles joked about the value of his signed item. “He got the $100,000.”