Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lance Alworth's stolen Super Bowl ring found over two decades later

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Hall of Fame wide receiver Lance Alworth never thought he would see his Super Bowl ring again after it was stolen 21 years ago.

However, the ring is back in his possession, thanks to some help from the San Diego Sheriff's Department.

Alworth contacted authorities after receiving a phone call Sept. 7 from a caller demanding $40,000 for the ring. Upon further review, police discovered the ring was scheduled to be sold Nov. 20 in an auction with an opening bid of $44,000.

This is when authorities stepped in and recovered the piece of memorabilia for Alworth.

"It's a miracle to have it back after all these years," a smiling Alworth said at a news conference where he showed off the ring.

The ring was stolen in 1992 from a now-defunct San Diego restaurant. The ting was part of sports memorabilia displayed at the time.

No arrests have been made, but police do have three suspects.

Alworth earned the ring in 1972 when the Dallas Cowboys beat the Miami Dolphins 24-3 in Super Bowl VI. He caught a pair of passes and a touchdown in the game.

Via USA Today

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