Lawrence Taylor’s ring was officially sold on Saturday night for $230,041. Giants DE Osi Umenyiora tried to get it back for him, but in the end it didn’t work out.
Osi Umenyiora currently has less than 60,000 followers on Twitter. And Lawrence Taylor’s Super Bowl XXV ring now has a new owner.
Taylor’s ring was sold by online auctioneer SPC Auctions for $230,041 late Saturday night. The winning bidder was not revealed, but it wasn’t Umenyiora, whose Twitter campaign to purchase the ring and return it to rightful owner Taylor fell well short.
“Good Morning people!” Umenyiora tweeted from his official Twitter account, @osiumenyiora, on Sunday morning. “Well i guess we didnt make it to 500k for LT. But i appreciate the people who tried. #respect# you can now unfollow me”
Umenyiora had hoped to buy the ring and give it back to Taylor. The former Giants pass-rushing great had given his 1991 Super Bowl ring to his son, Lawrence Taylor Jr., as a gift. And the younger Taylor had recently decided to sell the item. The auction began Thursday and closed on Saturday at 10 p.m.
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