CLEVELAND (AP) - Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown says his 1964 NFL championship ring being auctioned online was stolen from him.
Brown's ring is up for bidding on www.lelands.com until July 25. As of Monday, the highest bid was for $33,275. Brown tells cleveland.com that a claim by the auction company that he authenticated the ring is ''a lie.'' Brown says he was unaware the ring was being auctioned off.
Brown, who works as a Browns special adviser, says the ring was stolen from him more than 40 years ago.
A phone message from the AP seeking comment from Lelands was not immediately returned.
One of the greatest players in NFL history, Brown rushed for 12,312 yards in nine seasons. In `64, he rushed for 1,446 yards and scored seven touchdowns as the Browns won the title - the last for any major Cleveland sports franchise.

Recent NFL Discussions

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Cowboys vs. Giants Pick Is the total in this Sunday Night Football's matchup between the Cowboys and Giants set too high for the 8:30PM ET kickoff?
Thumbnail Falcons vs. Rams Pick Will the under cash on Sunday when the Rams host the banged-up Falcons at 4:25PM ET?
Thumbnail Saints vs. Bucs Pick Will the Saints and Bucs rack up enough points to push the combined score over the betting today on Sunday at 4:25PM ET?
Thumbnail Seahawks vs. Packers Pick Will the Seattle Seahawksbe able to hold the surging Green Bay Packers’offense in check when the two NFC powers meet up this Sunday at 4:25PM ET?
Thumbnail Redskins vs. Eagles Pick Can the Washington Redskinsfind themselves in another high-scoring battle when they face the Philadelphia Eagles...

NFL Team Pages