Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I Hope That $2000 Buys You a Lot of Crack

Good morning all, wrote this post for Slowbreaker this morning....It's the story of an ex-Patriot, who honestly I had never heard of, who well, has hit bottom. Then again he played for Notre Dame, so any sympathy I have for him just went out the window.

Things can get pretty bad for some players. For ex-Patriot Brock Williams, life is just about as low as it can get. According to his mother and Rick Harrison owner of Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, Williams recently pawned his 2002 Super Bowl ring for....$2000. Williams, who played only 12 games with the Patriots before screwing his knee up and ending his career, got the money and never came back to get the ring. Now Harrison is the proud new owner of a Super Bowl Rings that is valued at more than $60,000.

"Harrison said the Patriots’ historic 20-17 defeat of the St. Louis Rams is “the most desirable Super Bowl ring there is” because it marked the first time it was made from 14-karat white gold and encrusted with an astounding 143 diamonds."

Harrison originally offered $15000 to buy the ring but Williams refused. The desperate ex NFLer had 120 days to come up with $2000 to buy the ring back but never returned and now the ring is now a tourist item in some skanky pawn shop in the Nevada desert.

The NFL has a notoriously terrible retirement policy but is it so bad that players have to hock their rings that are worth more than I am? And for that matter what was Williams so desperate for $2000 for? Doesn't he realize that he could have gotten 20-30x that on Ebay? Yikes, obviously he never majored in business at Notre Dame.

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1 comment:

J said...

"[holding a can of Pepsi] Yes, and it's the choice of a new generation."