Dallas Cowboys defensive back Morris Claiborne might not be having the career he would have hoped to have after being a top five pick in the Draft coming out of LSU. However, he was a huge part of the Tigers’ program during his time with the team.
He helped the Tigers achieve a 13-0 season, win the SEC championship, and get to the BCS National Championship Game. Despite not beating Alabama for the title, the Tigers did get rings for appearing in the game.
Apparently, on Monday, Claiborne’s ring from the game showed up on eBay being auctioned off for $100,000. However, Claiborne claimed, via a statement from the LSU athletics department, that he had no idea about the ring being sold online.
“I was not aware that my LSU ring from the 2011 season was being auctioned on eBay until I saw a post about it yesterday afternoon on social media,” Claiborne said. “I love LSU and treasure all of my LSU possessions. I would never sell any of my LSU memorabilia as the time I spent on the LSU campus are some of my most special memories. The ring was taken from me without my knowledge and I’ve taken the necessary steps to get it back. I truly apologize to all LSU fans, teammates, coaches and supporters for this unfortunate situation. I am forever an LSU Tiger.”
The auction has since been ended by the user with the page claiming the item was no longer available. This could have been someone trying to scam people out of a lot of money.
It’s good to see that Morris Claiborne still loves his old school and knows where he came from.
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