Thursday, May 25, 2006
Texas Title Ring Pulled From Auction
If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. Well, the heat got turned up on the seller of the Texas national championship ring after word got out about the eBay auction, and the seller pulled the ring off the market. The bidding had reached $10,100 and the reserve price had not been met. The wholesale price of the ring is only $350. The mystery that remains is identifying the player who owned the ring to begin with. If the player happens to be a current member of the team, it would be a violation of NCAA rules. A former player would not be in violation. Each ring had the player's name and number engraved on the side, but those details were blacked out in the photos on eBay (note the top photo). The issue has troubled Texas officials, who actually discussed buying the ring to take it off the market and to find the identity of the player, according to the Austin-American Statesman (some registration).
Posted by dawizofodds at 3:15 AM