Update: A previous version of this story said that a Ford Field employee listed the lock of hair on eBay. A source within the Lions organization told Pride of Detroit that the eBay user was not an employee of Ford Field nor the Detroit Lions, even though the eBay listing claimed as such.
An eBay user claims to have found a lock of hair on the field after the game that belongs to Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley. And, of course, he’ tried to sell it on eBay.
I'm dead I gotta buy my dread back pic.twitter.com/TeC23UcAC5— Takkarist McKinley (@Takk) September 29, 2017
Here’s the seller’s description of the item, as transcribed by CBS Detroit:
I work at Ford Field in Detroit and I found a dreadlock on the field after the game (9/24/17). I’m pretty sure it is Takkarist McKinleys dreadlock.
MUST HAVE for Falcons fans and people who are into voodoo.
PS: I also found Brooks Reeds mouthguard. Dreadlock buyer gets it for free :-)
[Editor’s note: The Lions deny that this eBay user was an employee for Ford Field nor the Detroit Lions.]
McKinley caught wind of the listing and started tweeting about it. As a result, the value of the dreadlock skyrocketed:
The bid is officially at 1,025$ I think it's time to cut my dreads off and sell them ♀️— Takkarist McKinley (@Takk) September 29, 2017
Update 5,000$— Takkarist McKinley (@Takk) September 29, 2017
Update 10,000$— Takkarist McKinley (@Takk) September 29, 2017
Unfortunately, eBay pulled the listing some time Friday night. So if you were planning to use an unbelievable amount of disposable income for nefarious purposes, I’m afraid you’ll have to pick through eBay’s 232 other search results for “lock of hair.”