The Case of the Missing Super Bowl Rings
The Patriots Super Bowl loss to the Giants still stings, but we really shouldn’t be so giddy at an AP report that said the team’s rings had been stolen in a brazen jewelry heist in Attleboro this weekend. The Sun Chronicle sets the dramatic scene.
Master thieves operating with military-like precision broke into a city jewelry company, stealing up to $2 million in gold, diamonds and jewelry – including New York Giants Super Bowl rings – in one of the largest heists in Attleboro history.
But, wait. According to Sports Illustrated, the Giants collected their rings late last month.
Time to fuel up the Mystery Machine, gang. Something isn’t right here.
SI reported that the players received their Tiffany rings at a fancy ceremony on May 29 in New York.
Punter Jeff Feagles, who waited 20 years to win a championship, dropped his right shoulder to mimic the Hunchback of Notre Dame when asked about the weight of the rings, which the team said cost about $5,500 apiece, but are valued at $25,000.
So how was Attleboro’s E.A. Dion involved in producing Tiffany rings that have already been doled out to the players? A spokesman for the company refused comment to us this morning, citing the ongoing police investigation. Thankfully, the gloating New York media clears things up.
Tiffany & Co., after plenty of creative input from Giants ownership and players, designed the team’s official Super Bowl championship ring, but all or at least a good portion of the rings themselves are being produced for Tiffany at E.A. Dion, Inc., located in Attleboro, Mass.
This still doesn’t explain how the thieves could steal the rings that the players already have. We contacted the Giants to get an explanation, but they would only say “[W]e are aware of the situation, but we have no comment beyond that.”
Hmm. Perhaps the support staff is going to be going without bling until the thieves are apprehended? We’ll set the over-under on Bill Belichick must be behind this jokes in the NY Post tomorrow at seven.