Fans line up for Cardale Jones’ autograph at Polaris store

— Columbus, OH

More than 400 people lined up Wednesday night for quarterback Cardale Jones’ autograph at the Fourth and Goal store at Polaris Fashion Place.

Oren Gillespie, one of the store’s owners, said current Ohio State players aren’t eligible to sell their signatures. But once they declare their intent enter the National Football League draft and play their last Ohio State game, they can sign autographs for cash without any NCAA sanctions.

Jones was part of the New Year’s Day Fiesta Bowl victory over Notre Dame. Jones had previously said that the Fiesta Bowl would be his last game as a Buckeye and that he would enter the NFL draft.

One autograph seeker, Jason Circelli, said he had spent about $137 to have Jones autograph three items.

“It can be an expensive hobby,” Circelli said. But Circelli said the items will be admired by his buddies as they watch Ohio State football games in his man-cave.

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