UPDATED: 2004 SEC Championship ring no longer for sale on eBay

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

Knoxville (WVLT) – A 2004 SEC East Championship ring selling this weekend on the Internet, is no longer available.

It's unclear why the ring is no longer for sale. It could have been purchased, removed from eBay or pulled from the site.

The ring is from the Vols 10-3 season which concluded with a New Years Day victory over Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl.

According to its listing on eBay, the “hard to find” ring belonged to a player on the team.

It is made of 10 karat gold and topped with cubic zirconia, measuring a men’s ring size 10 ½ and weighing 38.0 grams.

According to the auction page, only the winner will know who the ring belonged to.

But one side of the ring has the number 12 engraved on it, which was worn that season by backup quarterback C.J. Leak.

Leak went undrafted following the bowl game and later signed with the Buffalo Bills and then Tampa Bay Buccaneers, both of which envisioned him as a tight end.

He was released by the Bucs last June.

The auction was scheduled to end on January 12th.

It was listed at a "Buy it Now" price of $2,750.

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  • by Bob Location: Knoxville on Jan 8, 2008 at 05:32 PM
    The ring has been relisted for sale. I doubt the SEC would give rings for divisional winners. I would bet the school paid for these.
  • by Sherry Location: Clinton on Jan 7, 2008 at 09:37 PM
    I don't know what the big deal is about the ring being sold. It seems that several players from several schools including Florida,Florida State,Georgia,LSU,Ohio State and Kentucky have opted to sale their rings. There is also another listing on ebay for a UT ring. It is also ironic that most of these collegiate rings are being sold by the same person located in Opilaka, Alabama. Cut these guys some slack. I'm sure there are quite a few players who don't hang on to their past.
  • by Sunday Location: Knoxville on Jan 7, 2008 at 03:59 AM
    10 karat gold and topped with cubic zirconias? What a piece of junk. I was not aware that the championship rings of college players were costume jewelry. It's no wonder he's selling it.
  • by WTF Location: cyberspace on Jan 6, 2008 at 05:19 PM
    Maybe the players that actually contributed something got diamonds... and an upgrade to 14k gold?
  • by FoolOnTheHill Location: Powell on Jan 6, 2008 at 01:21 PM
    "Cubic Zirconias" How cheap is the SEC!


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