Don't blame LT: His son is the one selling off the Super Bowl ring
"Lawrence was in fact unaware of it but said he gave it to TJ, and it's his right to do what he wants with it," Taylor's publicist told Fox Sports. "He's fine with whatever TJ decided."
We all had a good eye-roll at Thursday's reports that Taylor was selling off his Super Bowl XXV ring in an online auction. It seemed another sad chapter in a post-football career that has seen even sadder chapters, like a tax evasion arrest and that whole sex with 16-year-old prostitute incident.
But Jay Glazer of Fox Sports confirmed Friday morning that Taylor is not the one selling the ring. "This is not a situation of Lawrence being broke and trying to sell the rings to make some money," Glazer said in a Fox Sports segment. "He thinks that he remembers TJ talking to him about it at some point, but again, saying 'if that's what (TJ) wants do do with it, again, it's his possession'. Lawrence had given his rings to his son a while back."
Is Jay Glazer just running public relations damage control for Lawrence Taylor here? Possibly, but Glazer is generally a tough enough reporter. More importantly, I would suspect that Lawrence Taylor really just does not care what the general public thinks of him.
The ring in question is pictured above. If you're interested in buying, the ring is still for sale at SCP Auctions with a bid current late Friday afternoon of $98,500. You only have until 10 p.m. EDT Saturday night to bid!
If LT's Super Bowl ring is a little out of your price range, you can have Tommy Polley's St. Louis Rams NFC Chamionship ring from 2001 for just less than $8,000.
Don't cry for Lawrence Taylor's son TJ giving up the Super Bowl XXV ring. He's still got his dad's Super Bowl XXI ring from the 1986 Giants.
For now, at least.