And now, for some “news that makes you go hmm”: someone is selling Matt Elam’s Army All-American practice game jersey and pants on eBay. The seller, “thesofasurfer,” says Elam gave him the jersey and pants as a gift, and has them priced at $300. Here’s the description:
Winner of the the Paul Hornung Award as the State’s # 1 player, Matt Elam just played in the 2014 Army All-American Game and is a phenom to say the least: he’s ranked 7th OVERALL in the Nation (not his position but overall), he’s 6’6, weighs 350 and runs a 4.9 40 (that’s moving folks, for a man his size!). Matt hasn’t decided where he is going to college in the fall but you can guess many recruiters like UK, Alabama and Notre Dame have been on edge. I obtained this jersey and pants from Matt as a gift and only his used practice jersey pictured are part of this auction and NOT the 2 jerseys and yellow undershirt above his practice jersey that are pictured in photo # 4. The other jerseys pictured in photo #4 are not a part of this auction but only meant to compliment the practice jersey. Matt’s a great person, humble and I know he will make a bigtime impact at the next level; he was probably the biggest guy on either the East or West squad at the Army All American Game. Shipped via Priority Mail box with signature delivery confirmation for $11.00; express is $55 with insurance.
The seller also lists Elam’s used RGIII Quickframe cleats, a pair of adidas shoes Elam was given and adidas travel bag from the game in separate listings.
I love Elam, but this does not sound good.
UPDATE: Here’s a picture of the seller, Kenneth Stevens, in Peyton Siva’s jersey, with Peyton Siva’s dad from his Twitter profile. (Thanks, RD)
Don’t gloat so fast, Louisville fans. It looks like Kenneth has James Quick’s game used jersey, helmet, and gloves for sale too. I’m pretty sure he’s still on Louisville’s roster, too…
UPDATE #2: The auction for Elam’s practice jersey and pants has ended: