The Gang Green supporter stumbled on the jersey last week when surfing the NFL Auction website. After going back and forth with other bidders, Hendrickson ultimately won the prize for $820 -- and breathed a sigh of relief.
"There's no way I could let it get in the hands of an anti-fan or something of that manner to be shoved in our face."
Hendrickson won't have to worry about that anymore. But while the jersey will remain safe and sound within the confines of his home, he's not above sending it into orbit to put the past, uh, behind him.
"For now I'll probably just frame it up real nice and put it on my wall," Hendrickson added. "Until we win a Super Bowl or I can get together enough money to put it on a rocketship and shoot it to outer space because I don't think it belongs on this planet anymore."