The Super Bowl XXV ring of former North Carolina and New York Giants legend Lawrence Taylor sold for a whopping $230,401, a record for a Super Sunday rings.
Click on the link below for details and photos of the ring, which was sold by L.T.’s son, Lawrence Taylor Jr., who was given the ring by his father. The auction site said that “letters of provenance” – more or less authenticity – from L.T. and his son will accompany the ring to the buyer.
As Pro Football Talk has been detailing, New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora – and then ex-Giants RB Brandon Jacobs with different qualifications – had said that he would buy the ring and give it back to Taylor if he acquired 500,000 followers on Twitter.
Neither Umenyiora or Jacobs could reach their goals, and the ring was sold to an unidentified person.
Taylor, who also won Super Bowl XXI with the Giants, has had personal problems that have been well-detailed and include substance abuse and his most-recent registry as a sex offender after an incident with a girl who turned out to be an underage prostitute.
We’re not sure why his son is selling the ring but hope that it’s to help his father if he’s in a time of need. Lawrence Taylor profile