Osi Umenyiora wasn’t able to make it happen, but someone ponied up a fair amount of cash to win the bidding for Lawrence Taylor’s Super Bowl XXV ring.
Bidding has closed on the ring, which Taylor’s son put up for sale after Taylor gave him the ring, and it has sold for $230,401. The name and location of the winning bidder has not been revealed by SCP Auctions.
Umenyiora said that he would buy the ring and return it to L.T. if he got up to 500,000 Twitter followers. Umenyiora originally said he’d do it if he got one million followers, but he decided to shoot a little lower. Not quite low enough, as it turned out. As Florio told you on Saturday, Umenyiora wound up with just over 54,000 followers.
That’s a lot closer than former teammate Brandon Jacobs got to his goal. After Umenyiora made his challenge, Jacobs jumped in the pool and said he’d buy the ring if he got a crush of new followers. He currently has 2,667 followers which means he’ll be free to use his money to buy more fast-ass cars in the days and weeks to come.