Many people have had that embarrassing moment when they realize they left something on top of their car before driving away. Maybe it was a cup of coffee or something else to shrug off. Or maybe it was something worse — a smartphone, or a wallet.
For Giants co-captain and long snapper Zak DeOssie, it was even worse: The veteran left his two Super Bowl rings on top of his car after attending a charity event May 2 in Summit, N.J. The two-time Pro Bowl player won rings for the Giants’ victories over the Patriots in 2008 and 2012.
According to the New York Post, DeOssie initially thought the rings had been stolen, and filed a report with the Summit Police Department. But police determined DeOssie had left the rings on top of his car before driving away. The good news: A local resident out walking his dog spotted a pile of broken glass, and found one of the rings intact in the rubble.
The bad news: The resident had found another pile of broken glass earlier, swept it up and threw it away. According to the Post, the police report valued that missing ring from Super Bowl 47 at $15,000.
DeOssie told NJ Advance Media he plans to have a replacement made, but it can’t replace the original.
“Nothing will ever replace the original,” DeOssie said. “These rings are near and dear to my heart and it was a sad, sad realization that I haphazardly misplaced them.
“I’ll be damn sure to never do that again, but to walk away from the situation empty-handed seems even more sad. I’m definitely getting a new one made, and hopefully over time I can enjoy it just as much as I did the first one.”