Mark Brunell won a national championship ring as Washington’s backup quarterback in 1991, and a Super Bowl ring as the Saints’ backup quarterback in 2009. Brunell says that just because he’s filing for bankruptcy, that doesn’t mean he should lose those rings.
The Florida Times-Union reports that Brunell filed a debt reorganization plan filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Jacksonville that included a plan for him to pay for his own rings, meaning he would get to keep the rings but his creditors would get the money. It’s not clear how Brunell can afford to pay for the rings if he can’t afford to pay off his debts.
Brunell, who made about $50 million in his NFL career, also wants to keep other assets, including three Rose Bowl rings, two watches, helmets, memorabilia and shotguns.
Last season Brunell was the Jets’ backup quarterback. His bankruptcy filing says the 2010 season may have been his last.