Lawrence Taylor's Super Bowl XXV ring sold for $230K, not to Osi Umenyiora

LT's Super Bowl XXV sold for $230,000. (, US Presswire)

Because of the large interest that it drew from the public (this is post, like, 25 about it here), the bidding was extended for Lawrence Taylor's Super Bowl XXV ring. But the bidding has now ended, and the ring ended up fetching over $230,000 at auction.

$230,401 to be exact, and, no, Osi Umenyiora was not the winner.

As you probably read yesterday, Osi promised to purchase LT's Super Bowl ring at auction and return it to the linebacker if he could get to 1,000,000 Twitter followers before the auction ended.

Umenyiora apparently has a worse understanding of how Twitter works than he does leveraging holdouts (hey-o), because that just wasn't happening. And it didn't -- Osi reduced his magic number to 500,000 but didn't even sniff that either, finishing the day with just over 55,000 (he's now, quite humorously, back below that number).

So it appears that LT's ring, which was actually auctioned off by his son, isn't quite as likely to return to the linebacker's possession. Unless whoever ended up winning the auction has the same "charitable" streak as Osi.

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