Yesterday Jim Brown the former Cleveland Brown legend running back stated that his 1964 ring that is currently up for auction was stolen. Well that is not the case according to Josh Evans the chairman of Lelands.com.
In an interview with the Pioneer Press, Evans stated that his company obtained the ring legally and that Brown has known for years that the relative he gave the ring sold it to a collector.
“We never sell anything that has been stolen or not authenticated,” Evans said. “It’s unfortunate that [Brown] has gone in this direction, but it came from a family member who turned around and sold it.”
Evans went even further saying that Brown was present the last time the ring was sold in 1998.
“We advertised selling the ring at a show in the Midwest,’’ Evans said. “I think it was in Cleveland. And Jim was going to be at the show signing autographs. He called and we talked and he said he would be there. He was very polite. At the show, he came over to the booth and asked to see the ring. I showed it to him. He looked at it and he studied it and he knew it was his. And that was it. He never said anything.”