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Henson's Carrier Classic uni auctioned on eBay?

Posted on: November 15, 2011 11:55 am
Edited on: November 15, 2011 12:03 pm
 



By
Jeff Borzello

The Carrier Classic was everything that is right about today’s world. There was no talk of suspensions, extra benefits, or academic ineligibility; or the economy, foreign wars and social unrest.

After such a beautiful event, it seems to have taken a turn for the worse.

After the game, North Carolina center John Henson gave his game-worn jersey to a veteran aboard the ship.

Now, an unnamed person is trying to sell that uniform.

“Whoever is selling my jersey I gave to a wounded veteran from the ship is not cool at all… smh…” Henson tweeted earlier today.

It turns out someone took to eBay and is auctioning off the Henson jersey for more than $1500. Once Henson mentioned it in a tweet, though, the auction suddenly was taken down from the site.

Matt Norlander screen grabbed the page though, which you can see above.

It’s presumably not the veteran Henson gave the jersey to; someone must have gotten hold of the jersey along the way and tried to swing a profit off of it. If it was the veteran selling it, then it's just a poor move for sentimental value. This was a historic game and should be remembered.

If it was a middleman trying to profit off of the game, that’s disgusting.

Comments

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: November 15, 2011 11:23 pm
 

Henson's Carrier Classic uni auctioned on eBay?

The game was cool and all, but who would pay $1500 for a camoflouge UNC jersey? Not me. 



Since: Jun 6, 2008
Posted on: November 15, 2011 5:01 pm
 

Henson's Carrier Classic uni auctioned on eBay?

I think the point Henson made was that he could have kept the Jersey for himself, but instead decided to give it to a wounded Veteran.  If he knew that guy was just going to turn around and sell it then he could have given it to another vet that would actually care to keep it.  The jersey is a one-of-a-kind item and if the guy who recieved it would rather have $2000 than the memory, I am sure another Vet would have kept it in pride. 



Since: Nov 15, 2011
Posted on: November 15, 2011 1:47 pm
 

Henson's Carrier Classic uni auctioned on eBay?

As someone who has a decent collection of sports memorabilia, if hard times fell on my family, my collection would be one of the very first things liquidated.  Seriously, if the soldier would rather have $2,000 than the jersey, who's Henson to stop him?  


stewmustgo
Since: Sep 20, 2008
Posted on: November 15, 2011 1:17 pm
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Since: Mar 7, 2010
Posted on: November 15, 2011 1:07 pm
 

Henson's Carrier Classic uni auctioned on eBay?

If it was a veteran attempting to sell it, then I say more power to him or her. They do not get paid enough for their service to this nation of ours. They're selfless dedication and sacrifice allows all people in this country to participate in Free Enterprise... That my friend is an example of it. GET PAID SAILOR/SOLDIER!




Since: Jun 21, 2011
Posted on: November 15, 2011 12:49 pm
 

Henson's Carrier Classic uni auctioned on eBay?

I could not agree more.  No crime was committed. 



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2011 12:45 pm
 

Henson's Carrier Classic uni auctioned on eBay?


maybe the wounded vet could use the money!!  Not like he is raking in the dough while getting hurt "in the name of Amwrica".

I say let him sell it!!  the player gave it up.  If some idiot wants to pay $1K for that jersey, let em !



Since: Jul 14, 2010
Posted on: November 15, 2011 12:07 pm
 

Henson's Carrier Classic uni auctioned on eBay?

who would want that fugly thing?


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