Man Goes to Jail Instead of Snitch on LSU Football Player in Cleats/Gloves eBay 'Scandal'


Let me start here: I love this story.

A man in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refused to snitch on an LSU football player, and so that man is going to jail. And it’s all over a pair of LSU cleats and game-worn gloves!

From the Advocate:

A police officer contacted Fletcher Sanders, 25, after an investigation revealed that he was the seller of a pair of cleats and gloves advertised on eBay as having been worn during LSU’s thrilling upset winagainst the Ole Miss Rebels in October, according to a police report. Sanders told police that he sold the gear for an LSU football player. But when an investigator asked Sanders to name the football player, Sanders clammed up

Now that is cool. Sanders is out on bail. Police are trying to track down the shoes and gloves that were sold. What a waste of time.

At this point, everyone agrees that college football players deserve more than a scholarship. They should be paid … something given the millions they generate for the sport and everyone around them. Heck, the Ohio State athletic director got paid a $36k bonus because the football team won the National Title. That’s laughable. So who can blame a kid for wanting to cash in on the win over Ole Miss?

Not me.

And props to Mr. Fletcher Sanders, who didn’t roll over on his boy.

Please let me know if there’s a kickstarter for Fletcher’s legal fees. I’d chip in a few bucks. Fight the good fight, Fletch. [via The Advocate]