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Fuzzy Thurston’s Super Bowl II ring sells for $50,788

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The Super Bowl II ring that previously belonged to former Packers lineman Fred “Fuzzy” Thurston sold for $50,788 at an auction on Thursday night.

The money will go to the IRS, not to Thurston. During his playing career, Thurston and some business partners opened a chain of restaurants, and the IRS found that they withheld federal income taxes from their employees’ paychecks but failed to turn all the money over to the IRS. Thurston was ordered to pay $190,000 in 1984, never paid, and with interest that debt now stands at $1.7 million.

Some Packers fans talked about pooling money to buy the ring and give it back to Thurston, but this buyer was anonymous and there’s no word on what he or she intends to do with it. (It’s also entirely possible that if that did happen, the IRS would just seize the ring from Thurston and sell it again.)

Thurston played for the Colts in 1958 and for the Packers from 1959 to 1967.

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13 Responses to “Fuzzy Thurston’s Super Bowl II ring sells for $50,788”
  1. iflounder says: Aug 5, 2011 7:17 AM

    he should do a porno to pay off that debt. one of those kardashian girls would be down for it, they don’t get enough attention. that one would probably let a dude pee on her again. he could call the tape fuzzy’s thrustin’.

  2. jharmon64 says: Aug 5, 2011 7:31 AM

    Why would fans want to give money to a guy who cheated the IRS?

  3. blackqbwhiterb says: Aug 5, 2011 7:46 AM

    The one place you will never get sympathy or understanding, or a chance to explain is the I.R.S……they will spend thousands hunting you down to collect $50 you owe……now Fuzzy, though, let it go a bit too long…..

  4. truthserum4u says: Aug 5, 2011 7:59 AM

    Now if Fuzzy was a former Vikings player the Packer fans would be all over him, chalking him up as a typical Viking. As it is, he is not; so we’ll add him to the Packer’s list. Every team has them folks.

    I’m surprised the IRS hasn’t come crashing down on him. They don’t take too kindly to people snubbing them for over a quarter century.

  5. 3octaveFart says: Aug 5, 2011 8:31 AM

    Amazing… you let a post like the first one stand, yet if a post criticizes or makes light of this column in any way, it’s censored?

  6. clintonportisheadd says: Aug 5, 2011 9:47 AM

    “Some Packers fans talked about pooling money to buy the ring and give it back to Thurston, but this buyer was anonymous and there’s no word on what he or she intends to do with it. (It’s also entirely possible that if that did happen, the IRS would just seize the ring from Thurston and sell it again.)”

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    All you would need to do with the ring (should you be so inclined) is sell it to his son or daughter for a dollar.

    I personally would prefer the IRS leave Fuzzy alone and start going after these right wing 501c3 groups that are corrupting the political process in ways that boggle the mind.

  7. melonnhead says: Aug 5, 2011 10:04 AM

    I personally would prefer the IRS leave Fuzzy alone and start going after these right wing 501c3 groups that are corrupting the political process in ways that boggle the mind.

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    What are they doing? Stationing Black Panthers with billy clubs outside of polling places? Accepting political donations from people named “Jgtj Jfggjjfgj” and “Test Person” via prepaid credit cards?

  8. favreblows says: Aug 5, 2011 10:32 AM

    That’s all he got for it??!! Any past Viking would have got far more for their ring………..ahhhhh……..ummmmmmmm………oh, wait a minute. Never mind.

  9. thephantomstranger says: Aug 5, 2011 11:38 AM

    jharmon64 says:
    Aug 5, 2011 7:31 AM
    Why would fans want to give money to a guy who cheated the IRS?
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    Apparently you are not familiar with the mentality of a Packer fan. The rule of law means nothing when it comes to one of their heroes.

  10. paulharghis says: Aug 5, 2011 5:11 PM

    I read somewhere that when Max Mcgee heard about Thurston’s rings being sold, he went through the roof.

  11. favreblows says: Aug 6, 2011 1:41 AM

    @ Paul Hargis–

    That says a ton about you as a person right there pal. Gutless.

  12. paulharghis says: Aug 6, 2011 11:44 AM

    I really hope you don’t think your opinion of me matters one iota.

    It’s funny, and you can play indignant and high and mighty all you want. I don’t care.

  13. favreblows says: Aug 6, 2011 12:01 PM

    It sure doesn’t. What matters is it speaks volumes about you. You’re the one that has to look in the mirror at yourself. Jokes and rips about football are one thing. Making cracks about tragic deaths are revealing as to the mentality and quality of a person. That’s why you don’t see people making fun of Korey Stringer’s passing, 9/11 victims, etc.

    You’re a paper tiger boy. Lots of big talk, but I am pretty sure the gutless reality of your person would reveal itself if you ever had to look anybody in the eye.

    Why don’t you keep it to football…….and leave the mocking of tragedies out of it. Show a little class Hargis….if that is possible.

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