Charlie Sheen denies buying $230K Lawrence Taylor Super Bowl ring
Charlie Sheen has denied buying Lawrence Taylor's Super Bowl XXV ring, which was sold at auction last week.
"RE: Lawrence Taylor's Ring: As much as I would be honored to own such an important artifact... I had nothing to do with the acquisition," Sheen wrote on Twitter on May 25.
The winning bid in the auction was for $230,401 and FOX Sports correspondent Jay Glazer reported Taylor and his agent were told on Thursday that the winning bidder was Charlie Sheen.
"Got no idea if this is true but if is it's hilarious," Glazer Tweeted on May 24. "Lawrence Taylor & his agent Mark Lepselter were told last night winning bidder for LT's Super Bowl Ring was none other than Charlie Sheen!!!"
Sheen, who is an avid sports fan, has purchased memorabilia in the past, including Babe Ruth's 1927 World Series ring and the legendary baseball player's contract of sale from the Red Sox to the Yankees.
The ring, which was sold through SCP Auctions, was auctioned off by Taylor himself, who fell on hard times after a history of drug abuse and registering as a sex offender in 2011 after paying a 16-year-old girl to have sex with him.
The auction site called the ring the "the most significant Super Bowl player ring ever offered publicly."
Sheen has been promoting his upcoming FX series, "Anger Management," which also stars Shawnee Smith and Selma Blair. Sheen's ex-wife Denise Richards is also set to make an appearance.
"Anger Management" is set to premiere on June 28 and is based on the 2003 feature film of the same name that starred Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson. Sheen plays a revamped version of Nicholson's character, an ex-athlete who advises people on how to deal with anger issues. The show is written and executive produced by Bruce Helford, who has written for shows like "Roseanne" and "The Drew Carey Show."
Sheen was famously axed from "Two and a Half Men" in March 2011 after he ranted and rambled against its co-creator and other producers on the air and on the web. During his rants, the actor coined what would become catchphrases among his fans, namely "Duh, winning!" and "Tiger Blood." His meltdown followed a rehab stint and months of personal turmoil.
He filed a $100 lawsuit over his firing. In September, Sheen reached a settlement with Warner Bros. and Lorre over the matter.
Check out a trailer for "Anger Management" below.