The NFL has stopped selling Aaron Hernandez jerseys, the New England Patriots are offering fans a free jersey for the exchange of the shamed Hernandez uniform as well.
Even with such drastic measures, Hernandez jerseys are still hot sellers in one place at least.
The Boston Globe is reporting that Hernandez jerseys are becoming a hot item on eBay, selling for more than $200 in some circles.
Patriots fan John Lamothe told the Boston Globe he was shocked to get $289 for a Hernandez jersey he put on eBay last week.
“I thought about giving it to Goodwill, but I didn’t think anybody would want it,” Lamothe said. “I thought I might get $15 for it.”
One man on Craigslist is offering to buy “anything” related to Hernandez.
The question people are asking now relates to why are people buying his jersey online, and for what purpose?
“I can’t think of any reason why people would want it,” said Lynn L’Heureux of Oxford, whose $100 Hernandez jersey is up to $127 on eBay. “They might think it will go up in value later on, and maybe it will, but I’m not interested. I just don’t want it in my possession. I want to use the money to buy a jersey that reflects my pride in the Patriots.”