A March 26 pet-adoption charity event at a Chicago Bloomingdale’s attempted to auction off a football signed by Jay Cutler. The starting bid was $100. No one placed any bids. No one. Zero.

Fortunately for the Anti-Cruelty Society, an anonymous man bought the football for $100 Thursday, saying he planned to give it to his son. He presumably stayed anonymous because he didn’t want his friends knowing that he bought a football autographed by Jay Cutler.

A book about former Illinois men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber was auctioned off for a reported $120.

[Chicago Tribune]

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