COVID-19 has claimed another sports business casualty.
Former NFL player Gary Brackett is selling his Super Bowl XLI and AFC Championship rings in an auction. The former linebacker is placing the prized jewelry at auction to raise money since he has been forced to file bankruptcy due to COVID destroying his small business.
Now Brackett is auctioning off his sole Super Bowl ring to get past the economic woes of the pandemic.
The Peyton Manning Era
Brackett played for the Peyton Manning-led Indianapolis Colts from 2003 to 2011. He was a part of Manning’s first Super Bowl win in 2007, when the Colts defeated the Bears 29-17.
However, now the ring is up for bids during the Ripley Auctions Super Sports & Entertainment Sale scheduled for Feb. 5 in Indianapolis.
The ring is a memorable part of the Indianapolis franchise’s history, as it was the last time the team won a Super Bowl. The first was in 1971 when they were still called the Baltimore Colts, and the team has only won two in its history.
“This auction gives buyers an incredible opportunity to own the pinnacle of achievement in professional sports, a genuine, player-issued Super Bowl ring,” Dan Ripley, owner of Ripley Auctions, says.
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