Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; The Super Bowl LVII logo on the field during Super Bowl 57 at State Farm Stadium. The Chiefs defeated the Eagles 38-35. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs enjoy private ceremony to receive bejeweled rings

The Kansas City Chiefs officially have the ring bling befitting their second Super Bowl title in four years.

In a private ceremony Thursday night in Kansas City, players, coaches and staff gathered to receive their diamond- and ruby-bedecked Super Bowl LVII rings for beating the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 on Feb. 12.

Not your everyday ring rundown: 609 round diamonds, 16 baguette diamonds, four marquise diamonds and 35 custom-cut genuine rubies with an approximate weight of 16.10 total carats, per the Chiefs’ website.

After the Chiefs’ Super Bowl LIV victory over the San Francisco 49ers in February 2020, there was no private ring ceremony amid the COVID-19 pandemic that year.

Star tight end Travis Kelce said Thursday night’s event “feels right,” even as a “last hurrah” before the team looks ahead to 2023.

“I think everybody in this building is kind of ready to go after 2023 here and put this one in the past,” Kelce said. “But it’s going to be cool seeing these rings and reminisce for one more time.”

Chiefs owner Clark Hunt called the private ceremony a chance to have a huge party to “properly celebrate our Super Bowl victory.”

–Field Level Media

Feb 3, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; NFL former player Vince Wilfork walks the sidelines before Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Vince Wilfork’s son pleads guilty to stealing Super Bowl rings

The son of former All-Pro defensive tackle Vince Wilfork pleaded guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of his father’s jewelry, including two Super Bowl rings.

D’Aundre Holmes-Wilfork received five years of probation after pleading guilty to theft of property greater than $300,000, according to the Galveston Daily News. The conviction will be vacated should Holmes-Wilford successfully complete the probation.

Wilfork reported in May 2021 that he was missing his Super Bowl rings in addition to AFC championship rings, a college football national championship ring, necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

Wilfork first noticed the items were missing a year prior but believed them to be in storage. He was contacted by a New England Patriots fan earlier in 2021 when the Super Bowl rings were up for sale, alerting him to the theft.

Holmes-Wilfork’s attorney said the all parties are trying to move forward from the situation.

“The outcome that emerged from the case was a result of much self reflection and healing on the defendant’s part and the willingness of his parents to forgive him and show him unconditional love with the sincere hope that he can be rehabilitated and go on to live a happy and productive life,” attorney Mark Aronowitz told the Galveston Daily News.

Wilfork played in the NFL from 2004-16, primarily as a member of the Patriots. He won Super Bowls with the club following the 2004 and 2014 seasons. Wilfork was first-team All-Pro in 2012 and was named to the Pro Bowl five times.

–Field Level Media