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Josh Gordon's Super Bowl ring with Patriots is for sale at auction

Josh Gordon's Super Bowl ring with Patriots is for sale at auction

Josh Gordon's lone Super Bowl ring is no longer in his possession, it appears.

The ring Gordon received after the New England Patriots won Super Bowl LIII is currently for sale at Heritage Auctions. The auction house estimates the ring's value at $100,000, touting it as "the sixth and final Patriots ring of the (Tom) Brady era."

Gordon joined the Patriots in September of that 2018 season and appeared in 11 games for New England, catching 40 passes for 720 yards and three touchdowns.

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The wide receiver was suspended indefinitely in December for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy and didn't play in any of the Patriots' postseason games, but still earned a ring for his regular-season contributions.

The 29-year-old landed with the Seattle Seahawks last season but received another indefinite suspension in December. He reportedly plans to apply for reinstatement but is currently a free agent, so perhaps he decided to part ways with his Super Bowl ring to earn some extra cash.

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Rob Gronkowski, Venus Williams have an interesting use for their trophies

Rob Gronkowski, Venus Williams have an interesting use for their trophies

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (still weird to type that) and tennis great Venus Williams used some interesting props for their video workout on Friday.

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Williams has been hosting video workouts throughout the coronavirus crisis and she got help from the former Patriots tight end, who earlier this week joined his former teammate Tom Brady and became a member of the Bucs.

Williams used one of her US Open trophies as a weight as part of her routine, so not to be outdone, Gronk opted for a Patriots Super Bowl trophy for his workout.

Gronk said it was the Super Bowl 53 Lombardi Trophy and went on to describe the Pats' victory over the Rams in that game, his last in a Patriots uniform. That victory was set up by this last catch he made for New England.

And if that was the Lombardi Trophy Gronk dented by swinging at a pitch with it at Fenway Park a few years back, it appears to be as good as new. 

 

Best of the 2010s: Ranking the 10 greatest Patriots wins of the decade

Best of the 2010s: Ranking the 10 greatest Patriots wins of the decade

Even if we were to lop off the entire first half of this Patriots dynasty -- an entire decade -- what the Patriots have done since 2010 would still qualify as one of the greatest runs any franchise has put together in NFL history.

Three Super Bowl titles. Five Super Bowl appearances. Eight AFC Championship Games. Ten AFC East crowns. It's mind-boggling. Narrowing down the list of big wins to 10 is equally disorienting. The ones that resulted in Lombardi Trophies are obvious, but after that . . . it's an eye-of-the-beholder situation. 

Your view of the rankings might differ from mine, but no matter which way you go, the end result is the same: It's been a pretty good time to be a Patriots fan.