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Terrelle Pryor’s “tattoo gate” ring up for auction

File image of Ohio State head coach Tressel and quarterback Pryor celebrate after beating Oregon in the 96th Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena Reuters

If you ever wanted to own a piece of Ohio State football history, now is your chance. The 2008 Big Ten championship ring once belonging to former Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor is now available on auction site ebay to the highest bidder. The ring, of course, was one of the items sold in exchange for tattoos that landed Ohio State on a postseason ban in 2012, Urban Meyer’s first season on the job.

This particular ring, which has Pryor’s name engraved on it and comes with a certificate of authenticity, has exchanged hands a couple of times already as the seller notes. The ring was acquired by Edward Rife, who owns the tattoo shop Pryor and other Ohio State players received tattoos in the middle of the Buckeyes scandal that also led to the exit of former head coach Jim Tressel. Rife sold the ring on ebay for over $18,000 earlier in the year to the current seller.

As of this posting, the ring’s purchase price is $16,499 and the seller is accepting the best offer. How much would you offer?

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10 Responses to “Terrelle Pryor’s “tattoo gate” ring up for auction”
  1. dhardy8207 says: Nov 11, 2013 10:23 AM

    Wow!… Either tattoo business is down or Terrelle’s stock has gone down since departing from OSU.

  2. dkhhuey says: Nov 11, 2013 10:24 AM

    Damn it – I just blew 20,000 on strippers and tattoos this weekend!!!

  3. Deb says: Nov 11, 2013 10:31 AM

    That Pryor would sell his OSU championship ring to pay for tattoos stills makes me sad. Now that he’s got the money, he should buy it back. Not trying to be snotty, but considering the talent in his own NFL division right now, it’s probably the only championship he’s likely to get.

  4. sportsguy3434 says: Nov 11, 2013 10:41 AM

    Yes, maybe he should buy it back to remember the good old days…before he screwed up life for a whole football team and coaching staff. Hopefully he has learned from that.

  5. seanb20124 says: Nov 11, 2013 11:51 AM

    Buckeyes have recovered quite well since Pryor left

  6. manik56 says: Nov 11, 2013 11:59 AM

    I wish I could screw up my life so bad that I am a NFL starting QB.

  7. sportsguy3434 says: Nov 11, 2013 1:22 PM

    I’m not sure that the juniors that went through a near loosing season and then went through an undefeated season just to be blocked from the postseason think things have gone well since that point. Nor the coaches that lost their jobs. You do have a better coach now, but a lot of otger guys paid the price.

  8. dhalb34 says: Nov 11, 2013 2:26 PM

    I think all Big Ten players would want to keep their Big Ten Championship rings. It’s the only ring Big Ten players get in college football. Gotta remember those awesome nights beating Indiana and Purdue….Sorry ass conference.

  9. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 11, 2013 3:18 PM

    You’d think Pryor might want to just buy it back…

    He’s got the money now…

  10. corvusrex96 says: Nov 11, 2013 9:30 PM

    Coaches making millions but the actual players can’t sell their own signature and somehow the fans think it is ok b/c it is in the “rules” , written by the same people making the money. Why can’t we have a minor league ?

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