October 30, 2013 in Sports

Alworth Super Bowl ring stolen 21 years ago found


NFL Hall of Famer Lance Alworth got his Super Bowl ring back Tuesday – 21 years after it was stolen. The former wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys contacted authorities after receiving a phone call Sept. 7 from a caller demanding $40,000 for the ring. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department discovered the ring was scheduled to be sold Nov. 20 at an auction with an opening bid of $44,000. The ring was stolen in 1992 from a now-defunct San Diego restaurant, where it was part of a display of sports memorabilia. “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. No arrests have been made, but sheriff’s officials said they are focusing on three suspects they declined to identify. – AP

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