Lawrence Taylor's Son Reportedly Sold Super Bowl Ring

Ben ChodosCorrespondent IIMay 18, 2012

11 Nov 1990:  Linebacker Lawrence Taylor of the New York Giants looks on during a game against the Los Angeles Rams at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California.  The Giants won the game, 31-7. Mandatory Credit: Mike Powell  /Allsport
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Lawrence Taylor took a lot of flack for selling his Super Bowl ring, but it turns out that his son, T.J., was in charge of the sale.

It was reported on May 17 that Taylor was auctioning off the ring he earned when his New York Giants narrowly defeated the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV. The auction company in charge of the sale estimates the ring's value at $75,000-$100,000.

The exact circumstances over how and why the ring was put up for sale is unconfirmed, but it is known that Taylor willingly gave away the ring.

Fox Sport's Jay Glazer reported via his Twitter that Taylor was surprised by the news, but supports his son's decision to sell the ring as it was his son's to sell.

LT wasn't aware at all that his son had put it up for auction. However, he had no problem with it bc he feels they are now his sons property

— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) May 18, 2012


Glazer continued to tweet about the controversial sale, and after speaking with Taylor's agent Mark Lepselter, he reported that Taylor gave both of his championship rings to his son years ago.

The timing of the sale makes the story even more controversial, as the current New York Giants just received their Super Bowl rings for their victory over the New England Patriots in February.

Taylor is no stranger to controversy, but this recent saga is not as cut-and-dry as past events. The reasons for the ring's sale and who profited from it are completely unknown to the public and will likely stay between father and son.

All that is known is that a Super Bowl ring is up for sale, and the Taylor family does not look good because of it.