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Rumeal Robinson’s title ring can be yours for almost $90,000

Apr 23, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT


Things haven’t been going well for former Michigan guard Rumeal Robinson. He’s currently serving a 78-month sentence for multiple financial crimes including bank bribery and wire fraud, and he’s had to pay back a hefty part of his pension as a result. Now, his 1989 national title ring is up for sale.

The seller is a man named Yee Mar, who has owned the ring for several years and originally purchased it from one of Robinson’s friends. He’s asking $89,899.89 on eBay for it, though he’s admitted he doesn’t expect to get that much for it.

It’s a sad thing to see this happen, though some people just don’t care as much about memorabilia as others do. The truly disappointing thing is that Robinson wasn’t some walk-on who watched the title game against Seton Hall unfold. He won the game with two clutch free throws with three seconds left to help the Wolverines’ to their only men’s basketball national title to date.

Robinson averaged 14.3 points and 5.7 rebounds in his four-year career in Ann Arbor.

After college, Robinson played with Atlanta, New Jersey, Portland, Phoenix, Charlotte and the Los Angeles Lakers over 13-year pro career. He was the 10th overall pick of the 1990 NBA Draft and averaged 7.6 points and 3.5 assists in the NBA.

So, if important pieces of college basketball history are your thing, or you’re just a Michigan fan who wants to remember the day before the Fab Five (though, the Fab Five years were pretty awesome), have at it. I mean, hey, there’s free shipping, after all.

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  1. jdvalk - Apr 23, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Paging American Jewelry and Loan…

  2. mogogo1 - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    How can any article mention his convictions without noting the fact that he swindled his own mother out of her home as part of his scams? This guy is the biggest piece of garbage out there and nothing that was his will ever be desirable to anyone.

  3. seanb20124 - Apr 23, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Another stellar graduate from Cambridge Syringe and Latin HS.

  4. badintent - Apr 26, 2013 at 2:50 AM

    This loser sounds like part Warren Sapp,Butch Trucks , and half of the PBT police blotter

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