Ex-49er kicker Mike Cofer’s Super Bowl rings stolen from Henderson home
Mike Cofer's Super Bowl ring. (Courtesy: Las Vegas Sun)
HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) -
Former 49ers kicker Mike Cofer's Super Bowl XXIII and XXIV rings were taken from his Henderson home while he was at his son's baseball game.
As he got home, he said he knew something was wrong.
"When I saw the front door bashed in, I pretty much knew what was going on," Cofer told FOX5.
Cofer immediately went to check on his most prized possessions, but they were gone.
"Something that you cherish, something that you feel proud of, put a lot of hard work into, and someone thinks they deserve it more than you do," Cofer said.
But according to the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, which has bought and sold Super Bowl rings in recent years, selling one won't be easy because each ring has the player's name written on the side.
"Not everybody is going to know who Mike Cofer is. ... So they're going to Google it, and if one of the first five searches is Mike Cofer lost a Super Bowl ring ... nobody is going to want to buy that," Jeff Mason, a manager at Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, said.
If the rings are never found again, Cofer can reorder one from the manufacturer.
He said that won't be the same.
"That's not the one that Eddy Debartolo handed to you when you went up on stage," Cofer said.
Although thieves got the rings, Cofer said there's something about playing in those two Super Bowls no one can ever steal from him.
"They can take a ring or a watch or whatever, but they weren't on the field that night, so they'll never be able to take that memory," Cofer said.
He is offering a reward for anyone who can help him get his rings back.
Police encourage anyone with information about the break-in to call Crimestoppers at (702) 385-5555.
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Monday, July 28 2014 1:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 05:54:28 GMT
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