Mark Sanchez's infamous 'Butt Fumble' jersey goes for $820
MAY 24, 2014 8:48p ET
Of all the people who might buy the jersey that then-New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was wearing when he committed the infamous "Butt Fumble" in 2012, you probably wouldn't think it would be a Jets fan.
But Jake Hendrickson decided he'd better purchase it to prevent the jersey from being used for evil purposes.
"The second I realized what it was, I knew I had to have it," Hendrickson told Yahoo Sports this week. "Almost for macabre reasons, the amount of ridicule I have received from friends regarding that play and me being a diehard Jets fan out in California especially.
"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 made sure his bid on the NFL's auction site was the winner, and for $820, the jersey was his.
"Every time someone would outbid me by $5 or $10, I was raising by a hundred bucks just to show I meant business," he said.
Now that he's the owner, Hendrickson still means business. He may frame it, but what he'd really like to do is "put it on a rocket ship and shoot it to outer space because I don't think it belongs on this planet anymore."
Jake, you probably don't want to see this again, but we can't help but show that fumble one more time.