Lawrence Taylor’s Super Bowl XXV ring sold for more than $230,000 at auction. Current Giant Osi Umenyiora was bested by the fans as he admitted that he will fail at his attempt to get the ring back for Taylor.
$192,001 is all it took to win the ring after the deadline for bids was extended and the bid was down to three votes. With the addition of buyer’s premium the price settled for about $230,401.20.
Current Giants defensive end Umenyiora, had made a deal with Taylor that if he could get his Twitter followers to rise to 500,000 he would win the ring and give it back to Taylor.
When the list never got higher than 55,000 Umenyiora tweeted,
“Well i guess we didn’t make it to 500k for LT. But i appreciate the people who tried. #respect# you can now unfollow me.”
Lawrence Taylor wasn’t even aware that the ring was up for auction. He won the ring at the end of the 1990-1991 campaign which saw the Giants beat the Buffalo Bills in the Super Bowl.
A longtime representative of Taylor told FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer on Friday that the former NFL legend had given the ring to his son TJ. It really wasn’t on Lawrence Taylor to tell his son what to do with the ring.
Mark Lepselter. Taylor’s agent, told Glazer.
“Lawrence was in fact unaware of it but said he gave it to TJ and it’s his right to do what he wants with it. He’s fine with whatever TJ decided,”