LT's Super Bowl XXV ring sells for $230,401

Auction house gets big bucks Brad Biggs

Print This May 20, 2012, 10:46 AM EST

Lawrence Taylor’s Super Bowl XXV ring has sold and Osi Umenyiora isn’t the new owner of the jewelry.

Taylor’s ring sold Saturday night at auction by the firm SCP Auctions. Umenyiora had said if he got 1 million Twitter followers he would step up and purchase the ring to return to the former New York Giants star. When Umenyiora, who started the day with less than 30,000 followers realized that was impossible, he lowered his aim to 500,000. Needless to say, he finished more than 400,000 short of his goal.

Taylor’s ring sold for $230,401 in hot bidding at the end of the auction as it nearly doubled in price. There were 30 total bids on the ring. Taylor's son is the one who sold the ring via the auction house. Hopefully, whatever need possessed him to hawk his old man's ring has been met.

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