North Carolina forward John Henson gave his special camouflaged jersey worn in last Friday’s Carrier Classic to a soldier sitting courtside at the conclusion of the game.
It was a nice ending to the Veteran’s Day contest until the game-worn jersey appeared on eBay on Tuesday, when it was originally listed with a price of $1,525, according to The Dagger.
The listing since has been ended by the seller, who goes by the handle of “ratboi” and is from California. In the description, the seller writes in part: “After the game, the players took off their jersey and gave them away. I was lucky enough to get one.”
For his part, Henson tweeted on Tuesday: “Whoever is selling my jersey I gave to a wounded veteran from the ship is not cool at all… smh. … Hopefully he is selling it for a good cause …”
It’s unfortunate that the jersey, a genuine gift from a player, is being used for profit. But we also don’t want to condemn the seller without knowing the details behind him listing the item.
Either way, we can hear the snickering all the way from Durham on this incident.