Mark Few could only shake his head in amazement – and disgust.
Gonzaga’s men’s basketball coach had just learned that the bloody piece of gauze the Bulldogs’ Adam Morrison used to stop a nosebleed during the first half of Monday night’s West Coast Conference game against Pepperdine is on sale on the Internet auction site eBay.
“The stalkerazzi have reached an all-time low,” Few said Wednesday, borrowing a word to describe the over-the-edge fans who have attached themselves to the wildly popular Zags.
The gauze was put up for auction on Tuesday for $1 and, as of early Wednesday evening, had been bidded up to $13.51. Its condition was described by the seller as “used.”
Morrison, the Bulldogs junior scoring sensation, preseason All-American and projected NBA lottery pick, had his nose bloodied during the first half of Monday’s 81-71 win over Pepperdine. He stuffed a huge wad of gauze up his left nostril to check the bleeding.
Morrison pulled the gauze from his nose shortly before halftime and threw it on the floor under the basket where the anonymous eBay seller said he was seated.
“This is the game used gauze pad covered in blood from Adam Morrison,” the seller wrote in his description of the item, which is scheduled to remain on sale on eBay until Tuesday.
The gauze is one of 79 Morrison items up for bid on eBay ranging from autographed basketballs to “Got Morrison?” T-shirts.
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