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Ray Guy’s Super Bowl rings sell for $96,216 at bankruptcy auction

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The three Super Bowl rings won by former Raiders punter Ray Guy have sold for $96,216 at an auction.

Guy filed for bankruptcy recently and was ordered to sell his memorabilia to pay his debts. Auction house Nate D. Sanders announced that the three rings have sold.

The rings were earned for Guy’s participation in Super Bowls XI, XV and XVIII.

Guy was a first-round draft pick, seven-time Pro Bowler and member of the NFL’s 75th anniversary team. The annual award given to the best punter in college football is named for him.

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46 Responses to “Ray Guy’s Super Bowl rings sell for $96,216 at bankruptcy auction”
  1. platinumraider32 says: Aug 10, 2011 9:27 AM

    What a travesty. Best punter in the history of the league, snubbed by the Hall of Fame and now this…

    Amazing how things can turn out in one’s life!!!!

  2. raiderinpa says: Aug 10, 2011 9:32 AM

    Thats a damn shame!! One of the best punters EVER and he ends up in this situation… The Raider Nation should’ve taken up a collection.. I’m sure we could’ve come up with more than $96K…

  3. billsfan1 says: Aug 10, 2011 9:35 AM

    Is there more proof than professional athletes that basic financial education needs to be introduced as mandatory part of education from early on? I know guy didn’t earn ad much as he would now but I’d assume he earned at least as much as he would in the working world..

  4. qdog112 says: Aug 10, 2011 9:41 AM

    Sad.

  5. dldove77 says: Aug 10, 2011 9:43 AM

    Not a Raider fan, but agree with PlatinumRaider32. This guy should be in the Hall of Fame and people like Peter King are doing their best to keep him out. Three-time Super Bowl winner, Seven-time All-Pro, 70s Decade Team, 75th Anniversary Team. If punters aren’t good enough to be in the Hall of Fame, why has every team since before anyone can remember had a punter? It’s a position worthy of being represented in the HoF.

  6. deanvernonwormer says: Aug 10, 2011 9:47 AM

    The real shame is people, like Ray Guy, live way beyond their means. In fact the United States of America spends much more than it takes in. That’s why China will have us overrun in under 50 years. Way to go Obama and George Bush!

  7. duanethomas says: Aug 10, 2011 9:51 AM

    Sad turn of events for the best punter to ever play the game.

  8. billygoat says: Aug 10, 2011 9:55 AM

    deanvernonwormer says:.

    In fact the United States of America spends much more than it takes in. That’s why China will have us overrun in under 50 years. Way to go Obama and George Bush!

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    It’s called profootballtalk not propoliticstalk. Leave the BS at the door.

  9. 6250claimer says: Aug 10, 2011 9:56 AM

    Al Davis should have bought the rings at auction, then quietly handed them back to Ray. That’s chump change for Al and it would have been the right thing to do.

  10. johnnyjagfan says: Aug 10, 2011 10:12 AM

    I grew up near Ray Guy’s hometown and he’s better known around there as a drunk than a legendary punter. Too many people saw this coming 15 years ago when he’d wonder onto his High School’s practice field and try to engage the coaches to let him help. He was a laughing stock and it was sad. That being said, everyone is right, above, about the overspending, lack of direction and “life after football” educational opportunites the NFL has to guide their players into a better career after football.

  11. dirtdawg55 says: Aug 10, 2011 10:16 AM

    RaiderNation take up a collection? What? RaiderNation couldn’t come up with $96k if they sold their Halloween costumes and the trailers they live in. The average RaiderNation member considers a 1972 Eldorado “home” and a 7-11 hot dog a “nice meal out”. The total collective net worth of RaiderNation isn’t $96k.

    Please. Take up a collection. I’m laughing so hard I am crying.

    I am going to count my money now. You know, the real stuff. Not the quarters, nickels and dimes that you have in your tin can RaiderNation.

  12. EJ says: Aug 10, 2011 10:21 AM

    Punters should be and will be represented in the Hall of Fame within a few years of Buffalo’s Special Teamer Brian Moorman’s retirement. Moorman will be the first Punter elected to the HOF with players like Ray Guy following right behind.

    Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis should have put up the money to buy the SB rings and hand them right back to Guy. To Davis $96,216 is couch cushion change.

  13. chopblocked says: Aug 10, 2011 10:26 AM

    I hope Donovan McNabb bought one. Lets face it, he ain’t getting one any other way!

  14. raider17 says: Aug 10, 2011 10:28 AM

    How can u be a member of the 75 Annivesray team and not be in the HOF? BS! What ignorance! In fact all special teams are disrespected when it comes down to the HOF. Tasker deserves consideration, Bill Bates, Brian Mitchell, Billy White Shoes. Hell they even changed the rule in the playoffs, so the kicker couldn’t win the game without both teams touching it. That’s baby football. Narrow the goal post if u must, or play without kickers.
    Good Luck Ray Guy!
    Long Live Al Davis!

  15. biggerballz says: Aug 10, 2011 10:28 AM

    the guy should be in the HOF, but he made the decisions to get him where he is…

  16. rayguyreturns says: Aug 10, 2011 10:32 AM

    They may have the rings, but they will never take the memories.

  17. slickster35 says: Aug 10, 2011 10:34 AM

    Jan Stenerud says “HAHA”

    More raider trash.

  18. BAYounger says: Aug 10, 2011 10:34 AM

    Hey Dirtdawg55, this isn’t about your redneck hater ways, it’s about a person who has come on hard times, have a little respect for others even if you have no respect for yourself and the ignorance you prance around in! Ray Guy was a great asset to the game of football and the history that he helped create. He may have made a shambles of his life after the game, but that doesn’t deminish the fact that everyone deserves to have a little compassion directed their way.

  19. 3octaveFart says: Aug 10, 2011 10:36 AM

    platinumraider32 says: Aug 10, 2011 9:27 AM

    “Amazing how things can turn out in one’s life!!!!”

    What’s amazing about it. He’s just like everybody else, in that his life is the sum total of his choices.

    ie; haven’t you ever noticed that the common denominator in all of your problems, is you?

  20. bsizemore68 says: Aug 10, 2011 10:37 AM

    The deal is we don’t know why he had to sell the ring, and having a course in personal finances is a smart move for teams to offer, however try to sell that to a kid with candy jar eyes is a hard sell. Bill

  21. thingamajig says: Aug 10, 2011 10:45 AM

    6250claimer says:
    Aug 10, 2011 9:56 AM
    Al Davis should have bought the rings at auction, then quietly handed them back to Ray. That’s chump change for Al and it would have been the right thing to do.

    What makes you so sure that Al Davis didn’t do that?

  22. 1historian says: Aug 10, 2011 10:48 AM

    dirtdawg – you do lack compassion but that’s no big deal. Your post was kind of funny.

    Hope you never have the same kind of trouble

  23. jlb10 says: Aug 10, 2011 11:16 AM

    billsfan1 couldn’t agree more. it should be a mandatory part of hs and college education.

    dirtdawg55 = moron

  24. tatum064 says: Aug 10, 2011 11:25 AM

    Tragic. But an indication of how the retired NFL guys really needed help according to Ditka. Some ex-players were homeless and that housing crisis was no joke. Lester Hayes had an issue with his rings , too.

  25. pftstory says: Aug 10, 2011 11:26 AM

    It may be sad. But why is it he “ended up” in this kind of trouble?
    Odds are he made decisions that brought this trouble on himself. Or as the trouble started to appear failed to make the right corrections.

    The teams should teach the players how to handle personal finances? Well maybe the players should realize that maybe they should take the time to learn how to handle money.

    You want to say you cant convince a 22 year old of this? Well was not 22 his entire playing career. If he is good enough to be argued about being in the HOF, he was in the league long enough to know longer be an irresponsible “kid”.

    Plus I dont buy that a 22 year old cant be expected to be responsible when making large sums of money.

    We are all to quick to make excuses for people who screw up instead of pointing out that they screwed up and use them as examples to teach others what not to do.

  26. smedleybumchuckle says: Aug 10, 2011 11:32 AM

    Guy filed for bankruptcy recently and was ordered to sell his memorabilia to pay his debts.

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    Its a shame. Next the banks/government will be demanding that people sell their kidneys to pay back

  27. benh999 says: Aug 10, 2011 11:45 AM

    Does anyone other than the Raiders use early round picks on specialists?

  28. Nevis says: Aug 10, 2011 11:45 AM

    Selling your own Super Bowl rings? Wow, that is just brutal.

  29. fordman84 says: Aug 10, 2011 12:03 PM

    Sad news. Unrelated, if anyone wants to try on my three new SB rings just give me a holler.

  30. murraysons says: Aug 10, 2011 12:04 PM

    Anyone else think that’s an odd winning bid? Where did that number come from? The losing bidder just couldn’t go up to 92,217? Or an extra .50?

  31. kingdm8 says: Aug 10, 2011 12:05 PM

    This is too bad. I got the chance to get to know Ray while working at his annual punting and kicking camps. He’s a heck of a nice guy and seemed to be doing well for himself with his affiliation with the camps that bore his name and other endeavors he was working on. Good luck, Ray. You’re a class act.

  32. bigbluefan1 says: Aug 10, 2011 12:08 PM

    Woody Johnson bought two one for him and one for Rex
    The third went to Jeff Lury the owner of the egals

    Only way any of them will own one is to buy it

  33. platinumraider32 says: Aug 10, 2011 12:12 PM

    @3octaveFart: No… the common denominator in “all” my problems is not me. However, the common denominator in “bad” decisions are me. You missed my point entirely. I’m not absolving Ray Guy of anything. I’ve been fortunate to be around NFL players from the 60’s and 70’s when their careers’ are over and like “tatumo64″ said in his post, alot of those guys need help. Many didn’t have drinking or drug problems. But you can look all across the league and many of those guys lives just ended up tragic based on career success and not preparing for life after football.

    Bench players today are making more than those guys did in their highest paying years. This is why we hear such a stink by the retired players. They are the reason these young players can get what they get. And back then, their was no guaranteed anything. No holding out, no bonuses, no free agency, nothing like that.

    Mike Webster, HOF center, died homeless. Dave Dalby, one of the best centers the Raiders ever had, same thing and he was in his van when he died and he was on all 3 Superbowl teams. My brother-in-law had a medical file as thick as a phone book, foot amputated, arthritis… Earl Campbell is in a wheelchair and makes no public appearances. and when these guys are done, their is no healthcare, no outreach programs, nothing.

    So I view it from a different perspective, that’s all.

  34. torturedraiderfan says: Aug 10, 2011 12:14 PM

    I went to the HOF fame when Al Davis was inducted and met Ray Guy. One of the nicest guys I’ve ever met. I agree with everyone else that Al Davis should help him out. Its a shame Ray Guy isn’t in the HOF. Voters are morons.

  35. blackqbwhiterb says: Aug 10, 2011 12:42 PM

    Maybe Ray should get a job

  36. granadafan says: Aug 10, 2011 12:43 PM

    I remember watching as a kid as Ray Guy boomed those high punts and the returner backpeddling further with the coverage team blasting him because there was so much hang time to get to the returner. Everytime the Raiders had to punt, you knew the other team would be stuck with lousy field position. Put Ray Guy in the Hall of Fame. Punting is a less glamorous position but still is part of FOOTball.

  37. radrntn says: Aug 10, 2011 12:50 PM

    it’s a crock of crap this guy is not in Canton….3 rings, 7 pro bowl……name one other person who has that on their resume who is not in canton.

  38. bossisforboston says: Aug 10, 2011 12:52 PM

    so is he still in debt?

  39. keeponhating says: Aug 10, 2011 12:55 PM

    everybody acts like he was showered with cash and blew it all. he was a punter from the 70’s and 80’s im sure he wasnt making millions of dollars. its a god damn shame he isnt in the hall. but all you gotta do is look at the raiders not in the hof to realize its a popularity contest. Cliff Branch Plunkett, Flores, Ray Guy, the list goes on and on. im sure Tim Brown will join the list. the HOF is a joke. Deion Sanders?!?!?!? the guy whose jersey was cleaner than the punter after most games? give me a effin break

  40. tbonecostanza says: Aug 10, 2011 1:13 PM

    “….and a 7-11 hot dog a “nice meal out”.”

    works for me!

  41. souldogdave says: Aug 10, 2011 1:40 PM

    Dirtdawg is a loser living in his mother’s basement swilling cheap vodka, I guarantee. Sad news about the player, who should be in the hall. Maybe this is part of his depression, he can’t let go.

  42. 1bigtex says: Aug 10, 2011 2:42 PM

    @radrntn

    “name one other person”

    Charles Haley has FIVE rings and can’t get in the Hall!!!

  43. radrntn says: Aug 10, 2011 5:55 PM

    big tex…haley was in only 5 pro bowls, and i really don’t think he was the greatest DE who ever played that position….. not even sure if he is top 20 de of all time…he was good elephant although.

  44. seanb20124 says: Aug 10, 2011 6:52 PM

    Sad, but don’t live above your means.

  45. 1bigtex says: Aug 11, 2011 7:31 AM

    Haley was the best pass rusher on teams that won a total of 5 Super Bowls. While probably not the greatest DE ever, pass rushers are considerably more important than punters. I doubt that there is a head coach anywhere in the league who would take a great punter over a dominant DE given the choice. I do believe that the symptoms of Haley’s, at the time, undiagnosed medical condition have played a part in his exclusion.

  46. marcsasharc says: Aug 11, 2011 10:12 AM

    keeponhating says:
    Aug 10, 2011 12:55 PM
    everybody acts like he was showered with cash and blew it all. he was a punter from the 70′s and 80′s im sure he wasnt making millions of dollars. its a god damn shame he isnt in the hall. but all you gotta do is look at the raiders not in the hof to realize its a popularity contest. Cliff Branch Plunkett, Flores, Ray Guy, the list goes on and on. im sure Tim Brown will join the list. the HOF is a joke. Deion Sanders?!?!?!? the guy whose jersey was cleaner than the punter after most games? give me a effin break
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    if you put those guys in the hall then like 5 more guys from every franchise would be in. and you act like people have an agenda against the Raiders organization. maybe not so much nowadays, but the franchise has been popular in the NFL for most of its history so quit acting like your Raiders are getting snubbed. you just sounds dumb.

    radrntn says:
    Aug 10, 2011 5:55 PM

    big tex…haley was in only 5 pro bowls, and i really don’t think he was the greatest DE who ever played that position….. not even sure if he is top 20 de of all time…he was good elephant although.

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    um what? Haley was a top 3 pass rusher in during his career. he was intrical in 5 super bowls. 5 super bowls. 1 more time, 5 super bowls. he was dominant and clearly recognizably dominant. not in the top 20?

    do you watch football?

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