Winters' Super Bowl ring stolen

Former Packers center Frank Winters suffers more than $50,000 in losses when his Kansas City home gets robbed. Also, Packers passed on selecting player in Thursday's supplemental draft

Frank Winters, the popular former center of the Green Bay Packers, had his Super Bowl ring stolen from his Overland Park, Kan., home, Kansas City 's Fox television affiliate reported Thursday.

Police were called to Winters' home on July 5 after he returned home to find his garage door open and a window broken.

The culprit stole more than $53,000 worth of property. Winters reported that the following items were stolen in the burglary:

-- A Super Bowl XXXI championship ring worth $10,000;
-- A 1997 NFC championship ring valued at $7,500
-- Signed pictures of famed Packers quarterbacks Brett Favre with Bart Starr ($3,000), and Mickey Mantle with Joe DiMaggio ($4,000);
-- A signed 1996 NFC Pro Bowl helmet ($2,500);
-- A signed Dallas Cowboys football helmet ($2,500).

Also stolen was a 2002 Jeep Liberty valued at $14,500.

The television station posted the police report on its Web site (media.myfoxkc.com/PDF/winterspolicereport.pdf).

Winters joined the Packers as a Plan B free agent in 1992 after spending the previous two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. Winters, who spent his first two years in Cleveland before playing for the Giants for a season, was an anchor on the Packers' offensive line from 1992 to 2002. He played in 156 games during his 11 years in Green Bay, and made the Pro Bowl following the 1996 season.

During a 2006 interview with Packers.com, Winters said he had worn his Super Bowl ring "15 times, mostly at weddings and functions. Not to say I don't appreciate it. It's just so big and awkward on your hand. …

"There's nothing worse when you go out and you wear the Super Bowl ring and you have one of these guys who squeeze your hand. And you're screaming in pain, and you have one of these guys who think it's like a vice grip and they try to squeeze your hand off."

Supplemental draft
While the Packers were rumored to have interest in former Florida State defensive tackle Clifton Dickson, they elected not to select anyone in Thursday's supplemental draft.

Two of the 11 eligible players were drafted. San Diego took Georgia cornerback Paul Oliver with the 28th pick in the fourth round and Baltimore took Maryland offensive tackle Jared Gaither with the 31st pick in the fifth round.


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