In perhaps what will be the strangest story related to the Pittsburgh Steelers this week, police detectives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana recovered a Super Bowl 43 ring, a 2004 National Championship ring, a 2005 LSU Peach Bowl Ring and a 2007 Sugar Bowl ring during a homicide investigation Wednesday night.
The rings belong to former Steelers running back Justin Vincent, who claims they were stolen from a friend who was going to put them in a safety deposit box for him, according to a report in The Times-Picayune.
According to WAFB-TV, Courtney Henderson, Rashee Scruggs and Jessie Scruggs were taken into custody after investigators executed a search warrant and found four pounds of marijuana, hydrocodone, a handgun, a shotgun, and cash along with the four rings, which had an estimated value of $45,000.
Henderson allegedly stole the rings when she was hired to clean a house of a friend of Vincent\’s who was going to put them in a safety deposit box for the former player. Vincent apparently didn\’t want to go into the details about the missing rings according to the report because he is embarrassed for his friend.
Thankfully, Vincent will get his rings back, and hopefully he puts them in a safety deposit box himself instead of relying on someone else to do it. Something smells a little fishy here, but perhaps Vincent is just a little too trusting.
Vincent was off and on the Steelers practice squad from 2007-2010 and is currently the Assistant Director of Player Personnel at LSU, which is of course his alma mater.