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Ex-NFL player hopes for return of rings

Police recovered this 1985 Super Bowl ring belonging to to Stefan Humphries after it was stolen in a burglary in June. Other memorabilia still is missing. (SPDphoto)

A former pro football player whose championship rings were stolen when his home was ransacked in Spokane says he’s hopeful he’ll see the memorabilia again.

“But we’ll see,” said Stefan Humphries, former director of St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute. “It’s like a nightmare.”

Humphries, who played on the 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl championship team, said he’s devastated by the loss but won’t let it sour his outlook on Spokane, where he lived for seven years before accepting a job in Nevada last month.

Read the rest of my story here.

Rose Bowl ring stolen in Spokane found

A Rose Bowl championship ring belonging to former Spokane doctor and ex-pro football player Stefan Humphries was among items recovered during a recent police investigation into a series of burglaries in the Spokane area.

But police still are looking for a Denver Broncos AFC Championship ring and a gold and diamond 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl pendant belonging to Humphries, the former medical director at St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute now working in Nevada. (Humphries was the drummer in the team's Super Bowl Shuffle video.)

Members of the Spokane Police Department's targeted crimes unit located the ring and other stolen property in a hotel room in Post Falls, Idaho, after arresting repeat offender Jonathan R. Andersen, 24, on June 21. Anderson was driving a vehicle stolen from Dishman Dodge on East Sprague Avenue that contained thousands of dollars worth of stolen gold, silver and diamond jewelry.

Then on July 3, Joseph Whipple, 24, (pictured) Solomon Monkiewicz, 20, and a juvenile were arrested for a burglary in the 2300 block of West Rainer Court. Police linked the three to a home in the 1800 block of East Decatur and found tens of thousands of dollars in stolen property there.

High-end watches and firearms remain missing, along with the NFL ring and pendant.

Whipple, Monkiewicz, Andersen, Milo Laulaulo, 25, and Kelsi Bendewald, 22, faces a slew of felony charges for the burglaries, including property and gun charges. Bendewald and Laulaulo were with Anderson when he was arrested last month.

Final: Ohio 26 Oregon 17

Oregon’s LaMichael James scores a touchdown during the first quarter of Thursday’s Rose Bowl-clinching win.

ROSE BOWL:

Today: Oregon vs. Ohio State, 2 p.m. TV: ABC Radio: 700-AM

LOS ANGELES – Oregon was pronounced dead by the college coroner the Thursday before Labor Day after the Ducks played like pond scum in a horrific season-opening defeat at Boise State.

Ohio State allegedly packed it in Sept. 12 when it lost at home to USC and forfeited all credibility with the civilized world in “prove-it” games against schools outside the comfy Big Ten confines.

The Rose Bowl was listing toward USC and the winner of Iowa-Penn State and there was nothing anyone was going to do about it.

OK, so how did we get here? More.

I’d like to go on the record as stating “Ducks” is a horrible name for a football team. (Yes, I can hear the gnashing of teeth from the newsroom). Anyone care to predict the outcome of today’s game?