Title ring, Big 12 watch stolen from Perkins' home

Updated: June 5, 2004, 7:46 PM ET
Associated Press

LAWTON, Okla. -- A championship ring Oklahoma cornerback Antonio Perkins received when the Sooners won the national championship in 2001 has been stolen, according to a police report.

The ring and a 2002 Big 12 championship watch were stolen Wednesday when Perkins' mother's home in Lawton was burglarized, the report states.

Perkins received the ring after the Sooners won the Orange Bowl at the end of the 2000-01 season. Perkins was redshirted and did not play during the season.

"I think it's an idiot who'd steal the ring when there's only two people in Lawton with a 2000 championship ring," Perkins said. "I guess somebody needs that money pretty bad. They should have stolen a football instead."

The ring, which has "#1" in gold surrounded by diamonds, is the only one of its kind -- it has Perkins' name on one side and his jersey number, 28, on the other side.

"I'm not sure what the ring is worth, but I guess I'm about to find out real soon," Perkins said. "I'd rather get the original back but I'm working with the school to get replacements."

Perkins graduated from Lawton High School, but has been staying in Norman for offseason training.

Cigarettes and women's jewelry were also stolen, according to the police report.


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