You thought Hernandezing was in poor taste? Well, you better sit down.
Fans are bidding serious money for Aaron Hernandez jerseys now that the NFL’s website and the Patriots Pro Shop both stopped selling the former New England tight end’s apparel after his arrest on murder charges last week, the Boston Globe reports.
One Florida man was going to give away his Hernandez jersey, but he decided to put it on eBay instead. Cash move for him:
“I thought about giving it to Goodwill,” John Lamothe said, “but I didn’t think anybody would want it.”
So instead, he put it on eBay, the online auction site. “I thought I might get $15 for it,” he said.
On Sunday, it sold for $289.
Serious question: Who is worse — the buyer or seller? We know “innocent until proven guilty” and blah, blah, blah…But really? The throwback red jersey above had a high bid of $227.50 at 9:30 a.m.
Some asshat even posted a white Hernandez jersey for $4,000, but we’re pretty sure that’s a prank in reaction to the Globe story. In total, 126 Aaron Hernandez jerseys were listed for sale as of Monday at 10 a.m.
Considering the NFL’s constant stream of malcontents and miscreants, an unscrupulous fan could turn this re-selling into a side gig. Just buy in bulk and wait for the player to get arrested, released and then dropped from the NFL shop.
[H/T: Boston Globe]