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Jim Brown: 1964 title ring being sold online was stolen from him

Someone is selling something online that doesn't belong to him. That makes Jim Brown upset.

Who would steal from Jim Brown?

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Jim Brown was awarded a ring after his Cleveland Browns won the 1964 NFL Championship with a 27-0 victory over the Baltimore Colts. Now, that ring is being sold online.

There's only one problem: That same ring was stolen from Brown over four decades ago.

"I'm surprised to hear that it's publicly for sale because whoever got it should know that I didn't give it up," Brown said in an interview with the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The auction website has the ring listed for sale. There have been four bids on the rings, with the highest coming in at $33,275. The bidding is set to close on July 25. The site has not commented on the confusion thus far.

Brown was unaware the ring was being sold until the Pioneer Press let him know.

"I'm going to see what I can do about it," Brown said about the ring, which bears the final score of said championship game and has his name engraved.

Brown believes he filed a police report after the ring was stolen all those years ago. He'd also love to get it back.

"I'd really appreciate that," Brown said. "That would be very cool."

Brown played nine years in the NFL and is widely considered one of the best players to ever step on a field. A multiple time NFL MVP, first team All-Pro and Pro Bowler, he's currently ninth on the league's all-time rushing list and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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