Originally posted on College Spun  |  Last updated 5/10/14
Russ Smith’s national championship game jersey is missing, and FedEx is apparently to blame. The former Louisville shooting guard was presented with the framed jersey on the Cardinal’s senior night. It was getting shipped to Smith’s New York barber shop, but when it arrived, the glass and frame were cracked. So FedEx told Smith to ship it back, jersey included. FedEx has now admitted that the jersey has been lost.  Smith, of course, is not happy.  I want to personally thank Fed Ex for deliberately throwing away my National Championship Jersey & compensating it by saying “Sorry”. — Russ Smith (@Russdiculous_2) May 9, 2014 Thanks Fed Ex I trusted you with all my hard work and effort I put into that jersey only for you to throw it away. — Russ Smith (@Russdiculous_2) May 10, 2014 Words really can’t explain how upset I am. Billion dollar company, they throw away something I worked hard in & they only say “sorry”. — Russ Smith (@Russdiculous_2) May 10, 2014 Like I said life isn’t fair. Sometimes people n major corporations take for granted how much the little things mean and only say “sorry”. — Russ Smith (@Russdiculous_2) May 10, 2014 The frame cracked when it got to my dad, then because of the cracked $600 frame we asked to send it back. Then they said the will only … — Russ Smith (@Russdiculous_2) May 10, 2014 Accept the cracked frame with the jersey/merchandise inside the frame. So we comply only for them to throw my jersey away and say “sorry”. — Russ Smith (@Russdiculous_2) May 10, 2014 @FedEx you are incredible. I am getting on a flight from Vegas to Louisville to graduate tomorrow & you guys have ruined that for me. — Russ Smith (@Russdiculous_2) May 10, 2014 @FedEx There will be plenty of problems if I don’t have my jersey. Same stains, same rips, same odor, same everything. Can’t duplicate that. — Russ Smith (@Russdiculous_2) May 10, 2014 A FedEx spokesman has made a statement on the matter: “We are working closely with security to further investigate this matter. The damaged merchandise was marked to discard since, for safety precautions, our employees are trained not to open packages with broken glass. We sincerely apologize to Mr. Smith for his recent experience. We are working directly with Mr. Smith on this matter,” the statement said.  [BLC Blog]
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