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Leonard Fournette jersey up for auction this weekend

(Source: LSUSports.net) (Source: LSUSports.net)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) -

The jersey worn by LSU running back Leonard Fournette in the team's win over South Carolina is going up for auction Saturday at 7 a.m.

The autographed jersey, along with a South Carolina helmet autographed by Steve Spurrier and Les Miles-signed LSU helmet from the game will be up for bid. The opening bid for the package is set at $7,000.

All proceeds will go to aid the flood victims of South Carolina.

The auction will run until 11 a.m. on Monday.

“Having been through a similar situation with my family during Hurricane Katrina when I was 10 years old, this is something that I wanted to do to help those in need,” Fournette said in a statement. “The generosity of people helped my family make it through Hurricane Katrina. I’m hopeful that the money raised with this auction can make a difference for those flood victims in South Carolina.”

Fournette ran for 158 yards and a touchdown in the 45-24 win over the Gamecocks. He said he would auction the jersey to benefit flood victims, which is against NCAA rules. However, the NCAA made an exception for the auction.

The game was moved to LSU after storms pounded South Carolina, causing historic flooding.

If you're interested in placing a bid, visit www.LSUauction.net.

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