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Friday, June 24, 2011

Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Ring to be Sold to Pay $1.7m Tax Debt

Ring Green Bay Press Gazette, Former Green Bay Packers G Fuzzy Thurston's Super Bowl II Ring Being Sold to Settle $1.7M Tax Debt:

Fuzzy Thurston’s Super Bowl II ring will be sold at auction in August as part of the government’s 28-year battle over taxes with the former Green Bay Packers lineman.

U.S. marshals seized Thurston’s ring, awarded at the end of the 1967 season, and plan to sell it to recover some of the $1.7 million the government claims Thurston owes in back taxes.

The sale comes just weeks after the Packers received Super Bowl XLV rings for their victory at the end of the 2010 season.

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That is sad.

Posted by: mike livingston | Jun 24, 2011 1:50:21 PM

A new collection technique...the government will revoke Super Bowl titles for a team if any of the team members are behind in taxes. Next, OSHA can change football to make the game safe and penalize team owners if someone is injured on the job.

Posted by: Woody | Jun 24, 2011 3:04:14 PM