Former Ohio St. star has rings stolen
By Gregg Rettig
As DJ Jones put it, a thief “just got lucky.”
Someone broke into the former Ohio State and Pittsburgh Steeler tight end’s vehicle on the night of Jan. 28 and took two gold Big Ten championship rings from the 1993 and 1997 seasons.
Jones’ vehicle was parked in the driveway of his Choctaw Lake home, according to a Madison County Sheriff’s report.
“I put them on when I have business meetings,” Jones said.
“I just happened to have left them in my vehicle that night. It just so happens the guy hit the jackpot, I guess.”
Both size 12 rings feature large, red stones.
One has a gold “O” in the center.
Small diamonds form an “O” on the other. Both are inscribed with “Jones,” “TE,” and “89.”The report set value of the rings at $1,000.
However, to Jones they are priceless.
Anyone with information about the theft or the rings is asked to call Madison County Sheriff’s Office deputy Chris Carter at the sheriff’s office at (740) 852-1212.