Mo Claiborne releases statement over unauthorized sale of LSU championship ring
BATON ROUGE - LSU officials released a statement on behalf of former LSU football player Mo Claiborne related to the online sale of his 2011 championship ring.
Claiborne, now part of the Dallas Cowboys, said he did not know the ring was for sale. In fact, he said in the statement, he blames someone for taking the ring from him and trying to sell it on eBay for $100,000.
The auction for the ring ended Monday evening. The seller was asking $100,000 for the ring. Yahoo! Sports reported there was little description of the item but the sale site included four pictures; one was of the side of the ring that bears Claiborne's last name.
"I would never sell any of my LSU memorabilia as the time I spent on the LSU campus are some of my most special memories," Claiborne said.
Claiborne said he has taken the necessary steps to get the ring back and apologized for what he called an unfortunate situation.
"I am forever an LSU Tiger," he said as he ended the statement.
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