UPDATE: Oversized ring returned to Packers fan

UPDATED Thursday, June 12, 2014 --- 9:44 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Packers fan is crediting pressure from fellow fans in helping get back his stolen ring.

Steve Tate, of DeForest, has been a fixture at Packers games since 1998, often wearing his foam cheesehead with "NFL Owner" written on it.

Tate's oversized commemorative Super Bowl XLV ring was taken at a fundraiser May 24 near West Bend. He handed it to a fan, but never got it back.

Press-Gazette Media (http://gbpg.net/1oSq9gS) reports a package with the ring arrived in the mail Wednesday.

Tate says he believes the ring is his. He says he's unconcerned about why the item was taken and who took. But he thinks societal pressures helped the person do the right thing.

Tate had previously received two offers to replace the ring, which cost him $160.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Posted Sunday, June 8, 2014 --- 5:56 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- One Green Bay Packers fan is discovering the generosity of other fans after someone stole his prized "paperweight ring."

Steve Tate, of DeForest, has been a fixture at Packers games since 1998, often seen wearing his foam cheesehead with "Owner" written on it.

Press-Gazette Media reports Tate's oversized Super Bowl XLV ring was taken at a fundraiser near West Bend. He handed it to a fan like he's done hundreds time before, but never got it back.

Since then he's received two offers to replace the ring. One came from a Fox Valley automobile dealer and the other from the company that made and sold the rings -- Minnesota-based Josten's.

He says he'll take Josten's offer because they have extras.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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