Actor Charlie Sheen has shot down rumors that he is the mystery buyer behind the purchase of Lawrence Taylor’s 1992 Super Bowl XXV ring.
Less than 24 hours after word surfaced that Sheen placed the winning $230,000 bid for LT’s valuable hardware, the troubled actor insisted that he had not made the purchase.
“RE: Lawrence Taylor’s Ring: As much as I would be honored to own such an important artifact… I had nothing to do with the acquisition,” Sheen posted on his Twitter account Friday.
While SCP Auctions declined to reveal the winner of the ring, they did reveal the seller was none other than Taylor’s son, Lawrence Taylor Jr.
Fox Sports reported last week that LT’s agent Mark Lepselter said the linebacker did not know his son had put the ring up for auction but was “fine” with his decision to sell it.
Although he didn’t buy LT’s ring, Fox points out that Sheen, who is an avid sports fan, has a history of spending money on sports memorabilia.
Besides owning Babe Ruth’s 1927 World Series ring and the contract of Ruth’s sale from the Red Sox to the Yankees, the former Two and a Half Men star also purchased the infamous ball that scooted between the legs of Red Sox first basemen Bill Buckner in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series for $93,000 before unloading it for $64,000 in 2000.
The same ball fetched $418,250 at auction earlier this month.