UPDATE: Despite what Leonard Fournette said shortly after his team’s 45-24 win over South Carolina, the NCAA will allow the LSU superstar to auction off his game-used jersey to benefit flood victims in the Palmetto State.
Fournette told reporters the NCAA was not going to let him go through with the auction, but there must have been a miscommunication. The NCAA tweeted it is OK for him to do so.
Leonard Fournette can auction his jersey for SC flood victims.
— NCAA (@NCAA) October 11, 2015
Fournette announced, in a postgame interview on the field, that he would like to auction off his game-worn jersey to help the people of South Carolina dealing with the flooding that took place last week. After he went into the locker room, he met with the assembled media and said the NCAA will not let him do so, according to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger.
It appears that all is well and Fournette will be allowed to do a great thing for a community that can use the help.
#LSU RB Leonard Fournette says the NCAA will not allow him to auction his jersey for the SC flooding relief. "Violation," he said.
— Ross Dellenger (@DellengerAdv) October 10, 2015
LF on jersey-gate: "They’re not going to let me do it. That’s what I wanted to do. I wanted to help out the families over there." #LSU
— Ross Dellenger (@DellengerAdv) October 11, 2015