Packers get their bling
The Green Bay Packers did it right.
They must have because Charles Woodson said the championship rings the team distributed at a ceremony Thursday night were even heavier than he expected.
The 3.35 carat rings were all the rage as the Super Bowl champions received special permission from the NFL to hold the event during the lockout.
“I feel like it's my right to wear this ring,” Woodson said, according to the Associated Press. “I feel like I worked very hard playing this game. I feel like every time I go out on that field, I leave it all out there on the field. That's the way I've always played this game. I feel like I deserve to win a championship, I feel like it's my rightful place in history to be a Super Bowl champion.”
Packers players took to their personal Twitter accounts and shared pictures of the event and their grand prize. Nick Barnett called it “bling bling day.”
“The one thing we knew was they wanted big, and they wanted bling,” Packers president Mark Murphy said. “I think we were successful in that.”
Now, the Packers need to hurry up and wait with the rest of the league for the lockout to end and the labor mess to be resolved. They won’t be gathering again until it’s done.
"Everybody's been separated too long," coach Mike McCarthy said. "It's great to see everybody on a personal level. Everybody's anxious to get going on the next journey."
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Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune