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Another Packers Super Bowl ring is for sale

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Owning a Super Bowl ring may not be that important to a football player, after all.

According to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, former practice-squad defensive tackle Jay Ross is selling the jewelry he received after the Packers beat the Steelers last year in Cowboys Stadium.

The bidding via Heritage Auctions opens July 14 and closes on August 2.

Ross, who currently plays for the Buffalo Bills, possibly thinks he didn’t truly earn the ring.  Or maybe he just doesn’t want it.  Or maybe he needs the cash.

Regardless, less than three months after a team employee’s Super Bowl XLV ring was purchased at a pawn shop for roughly $17,000, another Super Bowl XLV ring is available.

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31 Responses to “Another Packers Super Bowl ring is for sale”
  1. matthewcarlson1 says: Jul 5, 2012 12:12 AM

    I have no problem with this… he didnt play much, if at all, so the ring doesnt really mean anything to him.

  2. chuckyd317 says: Jul 5, 2012 12:13 AM

    Why the hell did he even get a ring???

  3. bjamesa says: Jul 5, 2012 12:22 AM

    He’ll regret it when he’s older.

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 5, 2012 12:30 AM

    Pretty soon every house trailer in Wisconsin will have a second hand SB ring to show to extended family members when they come over for beer.

  5. doe22us says: Jul 5, 2012 12:32 AM

    And here we have Teddy Bruschi mouthing off that super bowl rings are the pinnacle of ones career, shoot fringe scrub players are just getting rid of them. Championships are great, but it’s overblown.

  6. cowboysallday says: Jul 5, 2012 12:49 AM

    No respect for players that do this

  7. nathanbetz91 says: Jul 5, 2012 12:52 AM

    I agree with wanting to sell it because if you didn’t play then you didn’t contribute to the win therefore you didn’t win anything and a ring commemorating the ring would mean nothing.however when his playing days are over he will regret it unless he’s on another super bowl winning team.

  8. higgy5353 says: Jul 5, 2012 12:52 AM

    It’s not worth anything cause it’s a Packers ring!!!!!

  9. contra74 says: Jul 5, 2012 1:04 AM

    How many shares of Packer stock does he want for it!?

  10. Duckhomie says: Jul 5, 2012 1:14 AM

    He will need that cash for a lawyer soon. They all end up there sooner or later.

  11. Soulman45 says: Jul 5, 2012 1:27 AM

    They will go for cost before long.

  12. mjkelly77 says: Jul 5, 2012 1:36 AM

    matthewcarlson1 says:Jul 5, 2012 12:12 AM

    I have no problem with this… he didnt play much, if at all, so the ring doesnt really mean anything to him.
    __________________

    I’m sure that he really cares if you have a problem with it or not.

  13. 4evrnyt says: Jul 5, 2012 1:47 AM

    This goes right in the face of the numb nuts saying that a SuperBowl ring is more important then being inducted to the HoF.

    I don’t see HoF’ers trying to sell their jacket on ebay…

  14. piemasteruk says: Jul 5, 2012 1:47 AM

    I can kind of understand it with a practice squad player. These guys are not on huge salaries and they are often shuffled from team to team so don’t really develop much loyalty. Nor will he really feel like he did much to earn the ring. If it was me I doubt I would sell it, but I understand.

  15. winninitall says: Jul 5, 2012 1:48 AM

    They call it a Super Bowl ring but the 56 player starting roster gets the better ring over the 90 player team.

    Does anyone realize that the practice squad and personall gets the cheap ring?

  16. bastagevikes says: Jul 5, 2012 2:17 AM

    im sure lombardi would love that. packers fans are only good for laughing at when they wear those dumbass styrofoam cheese hats or when they show up to an nfl game wearing a hunting jacket and badger scalp for a hat, the only nfl fans that out-hillbilly the south- way to go. by the way Johnny Jolley just called and wants his job back… if his signing bonus is paid in codeine

  17. buzzardpointlookout says: Jul 5, 2012 2:18 AM

    And here we have Teddy Bruschi mouthing off that super bowl rings are the pinnacle of ones career, shoot fringe scrub players are just getting rid of them. Championships are great, but it’s overblown.

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    Said by someone who probably never won anything in his life.

  18. montezumasdaddy says: Jul 5, 2012 2:32 AM

    Who????????

  19. chi01town says: Jul 5, 2012 2:40 AM

    It could be that he just didnt want a SB ring from Green Bay, knowing them he got it in the mail ask Desmond Howard & Andre Rison, they helped WIN the Super Bowl an Green Bay mailed them the Ring,

  20. t16rich says: Jul 5, 2012 3:42 AM

    Why isn’t Roger investigating this? Obvious case of ring gate going on here.

  21. hpeters77 says: Jul 5, 2012 5:31 AM

    Makes for great footage on pawn starsq

  22. bbk1000 says: Jul 5, 2012 6:21 AM

    I’m wondering if the women who ripped Donald Driver’s shoe from the hands of that kid will also grab this ring from the rightful owner during the delivery process…

  23. giantssb42champs says: Jul 5, 2012 7:28 AM

    I thought Bruschi sold his rings because he’s finally admitting the “titles” were tainted by cheating.

  24. ditka96 says: Jul 5, 2012 7:49 AM

    Maybe the Vikings should buy it for their empty trophy case….

  25. countyk66ers says: Jul 5, 2012 8:58 AM

    im sure lombardi would love that. packers fans are only good for laughing at when they wear those dumbass styrofoam cheese hats or when they show up to an nfl game wearing a hunting jacket and badger scalp for a hat, the only nfl fans that out-hillbilly the south- way to go. by the way Johnny Jolley just called and wants his job back… if his signing bonus is paid in codeine

    You won’t find former Viking practice squad members selling their Super Bowl rings.

  26. uwsptke says: Jul 5, 2012 9:21 AM

    higgy5353 says:
    Jul 5, 2012 12:52 AM
    It’s not worth anything cause it’s a Packers ring!!!!!

    =======================

    There’s some element of truth to this. Basic economics, really. Since there have been 13 World Championships for the Packers, there are just more rings in supply than any other team.

    Haters gonna hate.

  27. kidpresentable says: Jul 5, 2012 9:28 AM

    “It could be that he just didnt want a SB ring from Green Bay, knowing them he got it in the mail ask Desmond Howard & Andre Rison, they helped WIN the Super Bowl an Green Bay mailed them the Ring,”

    Unless you are Desmond Howard or Andre Rison, I don’t get your obsession with their departures from Green Bay (two posts in two days, 15 years after the fact). Don’t forget, Howard left via free agency when the Raiders overpaid and came back to Green Bay two years later. Rison played 5 regular season games for the Packers, and had a history of being a pain in the @$$ for every team he played for. Why would we expect him to have behaved differently in GB? Also, don’t forget, the Packers made the Super Bowl without either player in the 97-98 season, and their offense was not the reason they lost to the Broncos.

  28. contra74 says: Jul 5, 2012 11:30 AM

    Regardless, less than three months after a team employee’s Super Bowl XLV ring was purchased at a pawn shop for roughly $17,000, another Super Bowl XLV ring is available.
    —–
    Dont forget the front office executives ring which was found during a drug bust. The old “someone stole it” line was used. Clearly used to buy drugs, this ring can be considered sold as well.

  29. stairwayto7 says: Jul 5, 2012 12:57 PM

    At least 1 worthless Packer knows that they only won that Suoer Bowl thats to turnovers! Only 7 points scored that did not come off a turnover!

  30. hodaghunter says: Jul 5, 2012 1:56 PM

    Smart Pro Athletes know that the items aren’t worth it in terms of financial security. We are even seeing it in baseball right now as players are auctioning off certain items to raise money for their kid’s college education and/or special services for their disabled family member
    We don’t know the real reason for this, maybe there is something more to it than just “chucking a ring out the window.”

  31. egodz51 says: Jul 5, 2012 2:09 PM

    Wait…this guy plays for the bills now????

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