Bankrupt former Oakland Raiders Punter Gets Nearly $100K for Super Bowl Rings


Legendary punter Ray Guy has an award named for him. Yes, the top punter in college football receives the “Ray Guy Award.” Guy was huge in the NFL too. So he’s living large today, right?

Not so much.

Guy’s Super Bowl XI, XV and XVIII rings sold yesterday for $96,216 which included the buyer’s premium. They were auctioned off by Nate D. Sanders.

Guy recently filed for bankruptcy and was ordered by a judge to sell the rings to raise money to pay off his debts.

Guy played for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders from 1973-1986. A seven-time Pro Bowler, he was an essential part of the Raiders dynasty that won three Super Bowls. In 1994, Guy was named to the NFL’s 75th anniversary team.

Guy earned his first Super Bowl ring in 1977 after the Oakland Raiders crushed the Minnesota Vikings 32-14. The gold ring features 28 diamonds set in a football-shaped pattern. In 1981, Guy was awarded his second Super Bowl ring featuring 35 diamonds after the Raiders defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XV. Guy’s Super Bowl XVIII ring was issued in commemoration of the Los Angeles Raiders’ 38-9 victory over the Washington Redskins and displays 23 diamond-encrusted stones that are shaped into three footballs.

So there you go, you want a SB ring, but you aren’t a professional football star? All you need is $100K in disposable income.

The rings comes with a letter of authenticity from Ray Guy. Additional information on Guy’s Super Bowl rings can be found here

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  1. Good thing he didn’t play for the Chargers. He wouldn’t have had squat to sell.

  2. A real sad day when such a phenomenal player is forced to sell his hard-earned honors! Had I the money to do so, I would have given them back to him, for he and only he deserve them! GO RAIDERS!!!

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