'Butt Fumble' jersey sells for $820
The Butt Fumble play will never go away, and everyone except Jets fans are probably OK with that.
However, one particular Jets fan living in California decided to buy a piece of history from that play, partly to stunt the ongoing teasing he's received two years after the hilarious moment happened.
According to Yahoo! Sports, Jake Hendrickson was on the NFL auctions website and came across the jersey Mark Sanchez wore during the Butt Fumble game. The Jets were playing the Patriots on Nov. 22, 2012 on Thanksgiving, and Sanchez ended up running into guard Brandon Moore's butt on accident. He fumbled and the Patriots returned it for a touchdown. New England won that game 49-19.
Hendrickson told Yahoo! that he bought the jersey, which he got for $820 in the auction, because he didn't want it to be mocked by an opposing team's fan. He wanted to keep the low moment in Jets history (and hilarious moment for everyone else) himself.
“There's no way I could let it get in the hands of an anti-fan or something of that manner to be shoved in our face," Hendrickson said. "The auction itself had like five days left on it before it closed so basically I set an alarm on my calendar to remind me an hour before so I could be at my computer. I was prepared for an all-out bidding war. There were a couple other people I was bidding against but it being the offseason I don’t think there were many people looking for football memorabilia so it didn’t go nearly as high as I had anticipated. Plus every time someone would outbid me by $5 or $10 I was raising by a hundred bucks just to show I meant businesses.”
Even though Sanchez is now in Philadelphia, here's to the Butt Fumble play never going away.
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