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this is a discussion within the College Community Forum; Fletcher Sanders’ love for the LSU football program is serious. So serious, in fact, that the 25-year-old Baton Rouge native opted to go to jail over potentially hurting the Tigers. Sanders, an employee at a Baton Rouge shoe store, sold ...

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Old 01-15-2015, 09:04 PM   #1
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Man chooses jail over ratting out LSU player over memorabilia

Fletcher Sanders’ love for the LSU football program is serious. So serious, in fact, that the 25-year-old Baton Rouge native opted to go to jail over potentially hurting the Tigers.

Sanders, an employee at a Baton Rouge shoe store, sold on eBay a pair of gloves and game-worn cleats used by an LSU player during the Tigers’ upset win against then-No. 3 Ole Miss in October. When Baton Rouge police asked Sanders to name the player whose gear he sold, the LSU fan kept his mouth shut. Selling your school-given gear is, of course, an NCAA violation for student-athletes.

The police officers then arrested Sanders for not cooperating with their investigation.

Via a report from The Advocate:


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, according to the report.


The officer, in turn, told Sanders that he would be arrested if he did not cooperate, the report says.


“Do what you have to do,” Sanders responded, according to the report. “I am not going to be responsible for ruining someone’s career.”


So police followed up on their promise and booked him into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of principal to theft and possession of stolen things. He was released Tuesday after posting $3,000 bail, booking records show.

You have to respect Sanders’ loyalty to the LSU football program and the player whose gear he sold.

What percent of college football fans would go to jail to help their favorite team? The number is probably a lot higher than it should be. That crazed fandom is part of what makes the sport so awesome, though.


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Old 01-16-2015, 05:22 AM   #2
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Snitches-get-stitches, #shrug ... he made the right choice? Those are pretty cool looking gloves though, .
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:36 AM   #3
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He'll probably have a bag of cash waiting on his doorstep when he gets home... and he'll have tons of street cred whatever that may be worth.
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Old 01-16-2015, 07:29 PM   #4
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Re: Man chooses jail over ratting out LSU player over memorabilia

So when is it OK to snitch?

When someone gets mugged?
When someone gets robbed?
When someone gets killed?
When a woman gets raped?
When a child gets molested?
When a child gets murdered?

Just curious as to where you draw the line on "street cred"?
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:58 PM   #5
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Re: Man chooses jail over ratting out LSU player over memorabilia

That's a much deeper larger conversation than football.
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Old 01-17-2015, 04:31 AM   #6
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Re: Man chooses jail over ratting out LSU player over memorabilia

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He'll probably have a bag of cash waiting on his doorstep when he gets home... and he'll have tons of street cred whatever that may be worth.
There was a movie airing on Bounce TV a month or two ago that for the life of me, I cannot recall the name or find the title, but it was about similar circumstances ... a friend takes the fall for a crime & goes to prison so his football-star buddy can continue on with his career. While initially supportive, the football star eventually forgets his fall-guy buddy until after being released from the pokey, fall-guy shows up to his house looking for retribution ... da-da-da.

It wasn't that great a flick, so didn't really watch the whole thing, but it is amazing sometimes how life-imitates-art or vice-versa,

IDK what the penalties for principle-to-theft and possession-of-stolen-things are, but probably not enough to matter for this individual. It does seem kinda' of excessive, but I guess you do have to enforce this kinda' stuff to prevent college athletes from selling game-worn jerseys, et ... it's not the pro's.

Wonder who he's covering for? It's gotta' be someone with NFL potential ... the plot thickens, .

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Re: Man chooses jail over ratting out LSU player over memorabilia

Jail ain't worth it.
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Re: Man chooses jail over ratting out LSU player over memorabilia

Respect him for that decision, jail time for the greater good of LSU football. WOW. Now that's loyalty
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