Lawrence Taylor Is Auctioning Off His Super Bowl XXV Ring
LT is selling a piece of history for some needed cash.
NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor is selling his Super Bowl XXV ring for some extra cash.
Taylor's off the field and post-NFL playing days struggles have been well documented.
NBC Sports sums things up saying:
Taylor struggled with drug abuse before and after leaving the NFL and he became a registered sex offender last year after pleading guilty to charges of sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute, who was 16 years old at the time. He also lost money as a result of stock fraud involving a company he helped start and pled guilty to tax evasion in the late 1990s.
While ex-professional athletes selling off precious memorabilia is not new, this story is especially sad. Taylor is selling the ring he earned as a member of the 1990 New York Giants who won perhaps one of the most historic Super Bowls of all time. Super Bowl XXV of 1991 was the game of all games when Whitney Houston sung the National Anthem on the backdrop of the Gulf War.
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As far as the game itself, Taylor's Giants won in the closing seconds as Buffalo Bills kicker Scott Norwood missed a potentially game-winning field goal, giving the Giants a 20-19 victory.
Taylor still has one other Super Bowl ring that he won as a member of the 1986 New York Giants in Super Bowl XXI.
If you're interested in bidding on the ring, it will cost you a pretty penny. The ring is valued at $75,000-$100,000. The bidding started at $10,000 and the highest bid is currently $45,960.
The ring will be up for auction for two more days. Check out the link HERE.