Update: 1986 Sandusky Championship Ring Removed from eBay
Update 4:52 p.m. It appears that eBay has once again taken down the auction featuring Jerry Sandusky’s 1986 National Championship ring. Original story below.
Before being arrested for allegations of child sexual abuse, Jerry Sandusky was best known for his feared defensive units that he oversaw as Penn State’s long-term defensive coordinator. Penn State came to be known as “Linebacker U” and he has rings to show for it. Today, one of those rings appears to be for sale.
This morning, as Day 4 of the Sandusky trial gets underway, a 1986 Jerry Sandusky National Championship ring emerged on eBay posted by the user spongebob1616, who appears to be a long-time merchant with perfect feedback scores. At this moment, 11 bids have been placed with the highest bid currently $610. Bidding looks to remain open for 6 more days.
1986 was arguably the shining moment in Sandusky’s career. His defensive unit held the heavily favored Miami Hurricanes to 10 points in the Fiesta Bowl, intercepting future NFL quarterback Vinny Testaverde five times including a game saving interception by Pete Giftopoulos with thirteen seconds remaining preserving a 14-10 win and a second National Championship in five years for Joe Paterno and the Nittany Lions. Sandusky was also named Assistant Coach of the Year.
This is not the first time that the ring has made it to eBay. It may not be the last either, but you’ve go to admit… the timing is certainly interesting.