Fuzzy Thurston's Super Bowl ring sells for $50,787.50

It’s only going to put a small dent in back taxes that are owed by Fuzzy Thurston, but the Super Bowl II ring that once belonged to the Green Bay Packers legend has been sold at auction.

Thurston’s ring fetched $50,787.50 on Thursday at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. The ring had been seized by the IRS to help pay for back taxes Thurston owes. The government is trying to collect $1.7 million from him, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Thurston did not pay taxes for a restaurant chain he had a stake in more than 30 years ago.

The buyer of the ring is anonymous so it’s impossible to say if Brett Favre bucked up for it in order to get the ring back to Thurston. If he did, they probably want to keep that quiet or else the IRS will quickly have the ring back at an auction house near you.

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