In a highly controversial move, former Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor is auctioning off his 1991 Super Bowl ring for a whopping $100,000 just one day after the team received their new rings.
Taylor has put the ring up for sale on SCP Auctions and is hoping to pull in a hundred grand for the diamond-studded jewelry, which some thought was a lofty goal; however, with one day still left to bid the auction is already at almost $90,000. The minimum bid is $10,000.
Part of the item description reads, “The ring shows considerable wear, that in some eyes, only enhances it aura. A phenomenally important memento from one of the greatest football players of all-time.”
Mike Freeman, National NFL Insider, wrote about the auction with unconcealed disdain, calling Taylor a “disgrace” and a “train wreck”. And while not everyone agrees with him, there is a consensus that Taylor is disappointing a lot of people by selling such a prized and hard-earned possession.
Terrell Owens blows through $80 mil he made in the NFL, and now Lawrence Taylor is selling his ’90 Super Bowl ring. Sad. Pathetically sad.