Former New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes’ 2011 AFC Championship ring is for sale on eBay.
Listed just one week after Spikes was released by the Pats, the seller is asking $19.5K for the diamond-encrusted ring, but will take a best offer. Bonus? Shipping is free.
Brandon Spikes’ name is engraved on the side of the ring, and it’s listed as “authentic” along with a certified appraisal. The seller’s real name is unknown, but eBay member AndyR2108‘s selling history does not include any other New England Patriots collectibles — just golf clubs, a digital camera, and a pair of Raf Simons sunglasses.
The Patriots released Spikes on June 8, just one day after he was cited for leaving the scene of an accident, among other charges. According to the NFL, the former linebacker’s Mercedes-Benz Maybach was found on the highway at 3:30 a.m. ET on June 7, not far from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The vehicle had “heavy front-end damage,” reportedly from hitting another car on Interstate 495.
“At about the same time, police responded to a report that a Nissan Murano SUV had been struck from behind by a vehicle that left the scene. Three members of the same family from Billerica, including a 12-year-old boy, were treated at the hospital for minor injuries.”
— Michael Rosenfield (@michaelnecn) June 8, 2015
ESPN reports that Mercedes onboard assistance service detected the crash, and contacted Spikes while he was still in the vehicle. Spikes stated that he struck a deer, but troopers on the scene found “no evidence of a deer strike.”
Spikes, 27 spent the first four years of his NFL career with the New England Patriots, signing on in 2010 as a second round draft pick out of Florida. He signed a one-year $3.25 million contract with the Buffalo Bills last season, and re-signed with the Patriots in May, inking a one-year $1.1 million contract that included several bonuses and incentives, with a potential of earning up to $1.3 million.
— BrandonSpikes55 (@brandonspikes55) May 28, 2015
Brandon Spikes’ has yet to comment about the accident since his release from the New England Patriots, — the listing of his 2011 AFC Championship ring on eBay is the first sign that he’s distancing himself from the team.