In the end, it may be appropriate, just as chargers fail to achieve their goals year after year, as are their unofficial mascots.
Boltman, aka Dan Jauregui, announced on Monday that his eBay auction clothing and “full intellectual property rights for the Boltman role” ended without a sale.
In a press release sent to the media via email, Jauregui said that the highest bid received was $71,600, which was lower than the reserve price he set, but declined to be disclosed. (The eBay listing on July 12 listed a $5,000 reserve, but this is obviously wrong.)
“I learned from some fans that it seems to cost a lot of money for the mascot character,” Jauregui said at the press conference. “But if I accept this offer, it will have a negative impact on me. After 50% of the potential bid for the Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, the net income for all taxes is about $20,000. After more than 20 years, the investment exceeds six. The number of digits sold at this price is not a wise choice.”
Jauregui apologized to the fans and said that he planned to “take some time and try to find a perfect home for Boltman to exhibit.”
He added that he is still “willing” to sell Boltman to any company that donates 50% of the proceeds to Rady Children’s Hospital.
“Maybe,” he said, “this story can still have a positive ending.”