Report: Packers Super Bowl ring turns up in drug bust

NFL player's Charlie Peprah, Jarrett Bush and Desmond Bishop show off their 2011 Super Bowl rings for the Green Bay Packers arrive at The 2011 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images/Frederick M. Brown

NFL players Charlie Peprah, Jarrett Bush and Desmond Bishop show off their Green Bay Packers Super Bowl rings as they arrive at The 2011 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Getty Images/Frederick M. Brown

(CBS News) When federal agents arrested half a dozen suspects on drug trafficking charges in Chicago recently, they found the usual litany of items: Heroin... Weapons.... Cash... A Super Bowl ring.

That's right. The Chicago Tribune reports that a 2010 Green Bay Packers Super Bowl ring was among the items seized by DEA agents while cuffing accused members of a Mexican drug-trafficking group two weeks ago.

A DEA release says that in addition to the Super Bowl ring (which had been reported stolen from a team exec), agents seized 20 kilograms of heroin, $1.4 million in cash and 18 weapons.

It was unclear how the ring wound up with the alleged drug smugglers but it's not the first time a Super Bowl ring has surfaced in an unlikely location.

Last year, a Super Bowl III ring that was lost off the Hawaiian coast in 1971 turned up in a lifeguard's estate.

  • Stephen Smith

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