Ravens Super Bowl ring owned by ex-RB Lewis auctioned for $50K
Retired Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis wasn't a member of the last Ravens team to win a Super Bowl two years ago. But as a member of the club's Ring of Honor, Lewis received a Super Bowl ring from Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti.
Those gaudy Super Bowl rings can be worth a lot of money. How much? We can say for certain that Lewis' ring is worth $50,820 — because that's how much it was auctioned for by Goldin Auctions, the Baltimore Sun reported.
Lewis didn't sell the ring, which contains 3.75 carats of diamonds, directly via this auction. As stated in the auction description, he already had sold it to a pawnbroker. "This spectacular Super Bowl ring is accompanied by paperwork from the pawn shop where Jamal Lewis pawned his rings," Goldin said.
Lewis, who played nine seasons in the NFL for the Ravens and Cleveland Browns, filed for bankruptcy in his native Georgia in 2012, listing assets of $14.5 million and debts of $10.6 million. His trucking and real estate businesses had failed. Among the assets was the Super Bowl ring he earned as a member of the Ravens in 2000, his rookie season.
In 2003, Lewis gained 2,066 yards rushing, which was second at the time to Eric Dickerson's NFL record of 2,105 and since has dropped to third on the all-time list behind Adrian Peterson's 2,097. Lewis, named NFL Offensive Player of the Year that season, set a single-game rushing mark of 295 yards in 2003, since surpassed by 1 yard by Peterson.
Lewis is among the class of players in a lawsuit against the NFL for its handling of concussions.
H/T the Baltimore Sun