The last Cleveland championship came in 1964 when the Browns defeated the Baltimore Colts for the NFL title.
As a member of that team, Jim Brown was awarded a ring for his contributions, and that symbol of Cleveland’s last championship is now up for auction.
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) July 7, 2014
There’s just one problem. Jim Brown never sold or gave the ring away, which would mean it still belongs to the Hall-of-Famer. Brown says the ring was stolen 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 told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
The ring has the final score, as well as Browns named engraved on it.
The auction is being ran by Lelands.com. Four bidders are competing for the ring at this point, with the bidding topping out at just over $33,000 as of Monday night.
Brown also told the Press he believes a police report was filed after the ring was stolen. As you could assume, he wants the his hardware back, and he’s willing to take legal action, according to Tom Reed of Cleveland.com.
Just spoke to Jim Brown. He said the ring was stolen. He plans to contact an attorney w/ hopes of getting ring back before its sold.
— Tom Reed (@treed1919) July 7, 2014
“I’d really appreciate that,’’ Brown said. “That would be very cool.’’