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Jamal Lewis sold Super Bowl ring due to financial difficulties

Ravens release statement on Lewis selling his ring.

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Former Ravens running back Jamal Lewis sold his ring due to financial difficulties he has been going through. The team released a statement on the ring's recent sale.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Full statement from the Ravens regarding Jamal Lewis selling Super Bowl ring: <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) <a href="">February 9, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Lewis' ring went up for auction and sold for $50,820. The ring was gifted to Lewis by Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti after the organization won Super Bowl XLVII.

It is definitely understandable for someone to take a gift and sell it in hardship. You'd like to think that someone like Lewis would treasure the ring and not sell it if he didn't have to. It's unfortunate for Lewis, who had an outstanding NFL career that he's in this situation. Here's to hoping he can turn things around financially.