Russ Smith's National Championship jersey lost by FedEx

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by William Teague

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Updated Saturday, May 10 at 8:19 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)—UofL Senior Russ Smith is flying back to Louisville for his graduation ceremony at the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday, but he’s also taken to Twitter blasting FedEx.


Smith took to Twitter on Friday night blasting the shipping giant because they threw away and lost the National Championship jersey he was presented with during his Senior Night.

The framed jersey was shipping via FedEx to his New York barber shop, but when it arrived the glass and frame were cracked.

FedEx told Smith to send the entire package back, jersey included. The shipping company admitted it was mistakenly thrown away and is lost.

Erin Truxal with FedEx gave a statement about the possibility that the jersey was stolen when it arrived back in Louisville.

“"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.

Smith took to Twitter blasting them for losing something he put so much effort into.

 

Not long after Smith began tweeting, a businessman and UofL Board member Jonathan Blue tweeted that's he's offering a three thousand dollar reward, no questions asked, for the immediate return of the jersey to Blue's office on East Main Street in downtown Louisville.


 

 

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