Louisiana State University star running back Leonard Fournette said in a postgame interview that he would auction off his jersey to the highest bidder and donate the proceeds to the victims of the South Carolina flooding, but initial reports said the NCAA claimed the act would be a violation of rules.
But now the NCAA seems to have flip-flopped and will now allow Fournette to raise money for flood relief.
Fournette, following a 45-24 LSU victory over South Carolina, said he empathized with the people of South Carolina, since he experienced Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, saying, “I would like to auction off my game jersey as is to the highest bidder to help out the relief efforts.”
But a local LSU sports reporter was the first to report that the NCAA would not allow Fournette to raise charity money.
After initially denying Fournette’s wish to help the flood victims, it now appears that the NCAA will allow Fournette to auction off the jersey.
Leonard Fournette can auction his jersey for SC flood victims. — NCAA (@NCAA) October 11, 2015
Fournette finished the game with 158 rushing yards and one touchdown.