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NCAA will let LSU RB Fournette auction his jersey for SC flood victims

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The NCAA will allow LSU RB Leonard Fournette to auction off his game jersey worn during Saturday's 44-21 victory over the Gamecocks for the South Carolina flood victims.

Fournette, who had 158 rushing yards during the game, lamented that NCAA restrictions would not allow him to make the charitable donation in post game interviews.

"Nah, they're not going to let me do it," said Fournette. "I just wanted to help the families out there."

After those comments were made, the NCAA sent out a tweet, making an exception saying that Fournette can indeed auction his jersey with the proceeds going towards South Carolina relief efforts.

Wearing the jersey, Fournette has made LSU history by getting to 1,000 yards in a season faster than any other player. The Tigers have only played five games so far, three of which Fournette had consecutive 200-plus yard games making SEC history.

The New Orleans native's home was destroyed in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina. 

The plans for the auction have not been made yet.

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