Behanan's 2012 NCAA Final Four ring turns up on auction website

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by Michelle Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 27 at 8:43 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—University of Louisville basketball player, Chane Behanan, is making news again. This time after his 2012 Final Four ring turned up on an auction website Tuesday evening with a starting bid of 500 dollars.

By 10 a.m. Wednesday, the ring wasn't for sale anymore on the Grey Flannel Auctions website. Behanan's family told WHAS that Chane had nothing to do with the auction.

Once removed, the entry stated 'we have been informed by Chane's mother that this NCAA Final Four ring was indeed stolen from the Behanan family."  WHAS 11’s Michelle Arnold talked to Chane's older brother over the phone this afternoon and he confirmed that news and said that Chane Behanan was blindsided by all of this.

Cameron Warren said the family thought the ring was at Chane's grandmother's house in Cincinnati.  He said they didn't find out until this morning that the ring was up for auction. Warren said once his mother realized the ring was indeed gone she immediately contacted a representative at Grey Flannel to explain what happened.

“The man was a blessing in disguise. He was pretty much the only positive in this situation because he understood the whole situation and was willing to give the ring back,” said Cameron Warren.

Warren tells us the family believes they know who took the ring from their grandmother's house.

“It's not a shock, but it's a relief,” said Warren.  

He said he believes it’s a friend of the family and they plan to file a police report.

“We know the individuals. We know it fits their character. At the end of the day that's just the only option to take at this point,” said Warren.

Warren says he talked to his brother today. He says Behanan is trying to stay positive but he is frustrated with this ordeal.

“Loss of words, devastated. You know, you can only imagine. Betrayed. This is a perfect example that some things can just happen and you just have to deal with it. But he played no part in this case,” said Warren.

WHAS contacted Grey Flannel Auctions this afternoon; they opted not to comment. We spoke with University of Louisville's Kenny Klein this afternoon and he said they are still looking into the matter and gathering  information. He did say with the holiday tomorrow he wasn't sure when the university’s investigation would be complete.

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