Interested in a treasure hunt for a 2013 Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl ring? Well, if you have some scuba gear and would like to go diving for it, you might find one at the bottom on the Chesapeake Bay.
Per the team’s website, a Ravens receptionist lost hers (yep, they apparently give Super Bowl rings to full-time team employees, not just players) when her boyfriend dropped in while on a boat party. Not joking. Here are details:
On Aug. 3, Ravens Receptionist Toni Lekas and her boyfriend, Chuck Lykes, were at a boat party on the river. Toni brought her ring because when you’ve got one, the ring is actually the intended invite and surely the guest of honor.
Toni went to leave the party at about 8 p.m. and asked to have her ring back. Chuck said a friend was on his way to come see the ring and asked if he could give it back the next day. It was a windy night and as the group tried to dock the boat, it kept pulling away. Somebody called for Chuck, who was about to put the ring away below deck, to grab a rope.
As Chuck pulled the rope, it hooked on the ring on his pinky finger. When the rope tugged, it pulled the ring off. It flew into the dark night. Chuck freaked out and started screaming. He immediately leapt into the water and frantically felt around for the ring. Problem was, he was in about nine feet of water in the pitch black. It was practically impossible.
My best guess is alcohol was somehow involved. The story goes on to read that Chuck spent three hours looking for the ring in the dark to no avail. He even hired a diver to look for it the next day. Of course, when Toni found out that Chuck had lost the ring, she told him that their relationship was in jeopardy if the ring wasn’t found or if it couldn’t be replaced.
Eventually the NFL approved the creation of another ring for Toni (she wisely had it insured) and has this one locked away in a safety deposit box. So if you really want to own one for yourself and are brave enough, go diving in the Bay for it. But by law, you have to return it to Toni, who would then give you the insurance money in exchange for it.
Now that’s one hell of a story.
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