The England Patriots and NFL are trying to scrub all existence of former tight end Aaron Hernandez’s playing days, including recalling all of his jerseys.
That may not be possible.
Apparently Hernandez’s jersey is a hot item on line. Hot as in, selling for more on sites like Ebay than you would have normally found them before his alleged crimes. Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk has the report:
“I thought about giving it to Goodwill, but I didn’t think anybody would want it,” Lamothe said. “I thought I might get $15 for it.”
Lynn L’Heureux, who paid $100 for a Hernandez jersey, has seen the bidding reach $127 so far.
“I can’t think of any reason why people would want it,” L’Heureux said. “They might think it will go up in value later on, and maybe it will, but I’m not interested. I just don’t want it in my possession. I want to use the money to buy a jersey that reflects my pride in the Patriots.”
This is basic economics. There is a demand for the Hernandez jersey now that it is being recalled. Call it a collector’s item. Or something like that.
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