You can't sell human beings on eBay, no matter how many field goals they miss in the fourth quarter of a playoff game. However, that didn't stop one disgruntled Jets fan from playfully putting Doug Brien up for bid.
Neill Drake, a 20-year-old student at Nassau Community College from Merrick. L.I. posted the listing offering Brien to the highest bidder on the online auction site at about 7 p.m. Sunday, the day after the Jets' heartbreaking loss at Pittsburgh. The starting bid was one cent. (Paul Hackett, Drake wrote, would be thrown in for free.) "We don't want him, so let's see if someone else will take him," Drake said yesterday.

By yesterday afternoon, the listing had received more than 41,000 hits and 79 bids, the highest being $99,999,999 - well beyond the total value of Brien's six-year, $7.7million contract.

By 3:30 p.m. yesterday, the item had been removed from the site. Even the seller noted on the ad that the auction was not for real. "Yes, we do have policies against listing human body parts, and that includes human beings," said Hani Durzy, an eBay spokesman. EBay does not screen each listing before it is posted, Durzy said, because it receives four million per day, but the company removes improper ones when it becomes aware of them.