Someone is volunteering to sell a Tennessee championship ring.
Well, SEC championship.
OK, SEC East championship.
The gridiron jewelry up for sale on eBay is from the 2004 Vols season, and apparently is made of 10-karat gold & furnished with cubic zirconium designed to look like diamonds.
The seller will only reveal the player who previously had the ring to the winning bidder. But a Knoxville TV station has a good idea of who it was.
WVLT noticed that the ring featured the #12, which was worn by backup QB C.J. Leak that year. After cheering & possibly playing in UT’s Cotton Bowl win, Leak went undrafted by the NFL. He eventually spent some time with Buffalo & Tampa Bay, but has been out of football work since his release from the Bucs last June.
So, it just may be C.J. himself hocking his collegiate memories to help pay rent. The auction lasts until January 12, but a lucky fan can buy the ring now for only $2,750.
If such finger wear doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can always get a ring from the team that beat Tennessee for the 2004 SEC crown. But it’ll cost you at least a $1,000 more.
Then again, the auction also says that Auburn also won the national championship that year. The University of Southern California may disagree with that claim.