Players win championships all the time, and years later their rings end up lost, or up for auction somewhere. Never have I witness a championship ring come up missing this fast.
If Behanen sold the ring, that would be a violation of NCAA rules similar to scenario that played out at Ohio State with Terrelle Pryor and Jim Tressel both being dismissed from the program.
The ring features his last name on the side panel, and his full name engraved on the inside. The minimum bid was $605. Behanan or his family possibly sensed that trouble was brewing, because the ring is now no longer up for auction.
The auction house claims Behanan’s mother contacted them to tell them the ring had been stolen.
Behanan is a troubled Cincinnati native who moved to Kentucky for his final two years of high school. He was was suspended indefinitely in October by coach Rick Pitino, who said then that he doubted Behanan would be back.
He was reinstated earlier this month.
Behanan is averaging 8.6 points and 6.2 rebounds in five games this season. He averaged 9.8 points and 6.5 rebounds last season.