New York Giants long snapper Zak DeOssie learned an extremely expensive lesson about making sure he had all of his belongings before driving away.
While DeOssie presumably had his keys and wallet on one such occasion last month, what he didn’t have were his two Super Bowl rings. Those were left on top of his car as he drove away, with only one being returned thus far.
DeOssie, who is a team captain, hosted a charity event with his wife on May 2 in which he showed the rings that came as a result of the Giants’ two Super Bowl wins over the New England Patriots.
The 34-year-old DeOssie returned home, realized the rings were not in his possession and promptly called the Summit (N.J.) Police Department.
In a police report obtained by Deadspin, DeOssie had one of the rings returned after a man who had been out walking his dog on May 3 noticed shattered glass on the ground. The man saw a small box with the Super Bowl XLVI ring inside, noticed the name on the bling and returned it to authorities.
While that ring had an estimated value of $19,000, his other one remains missing.
The Super Bowl XLII ring, the one that came as a result of the Giants’ ending the Patriots’ bid for perfect season, has an estimated value of $15,000.
DeOssie likely is going to have to settle for getting a replacement Super Bowl XLII ring from his insurance company.
“Nothing will ever replace the original,” DeOssie told NJ.com. “These rings are near and dear to my heart and it was a sad, sad realization that I haphazardly misplaced them. I’m definitely getting a new one made, and hopefully over time I can enjoy it just as much as I did the first one.”