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Rare College Football Ring Found in Parking Lot - Eric Alvarez

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Nashville, Tenn -- A ring from the Outback Bowl surfaced in the parking lot of a local government building.

Marvin Freeman, 34 found the ring Friday.  Freeman sells cars at Wood Motor Company in Madison.  He went to the Howard building to pick up tags for the cars when he found it.

Pulled up in the parking lot, glanced out and saw something shiny," Freeman said.

The Outback Bowl is an annual college football game held in Tampa Bay between a Big 10 school and an SEC school.  The winning team usually comes away with a bragging rights and a ring.

"Its a sport where you go out there and play hard and you know something that somebody earned, Freeman said

Inside the ring is an inscription that reads "Jostens."  That's the name of a company known for making official bowl rings.

The outside looks very expensive.

"Its gold, black onyx, diamonds, Freeman said.

But Freeman says, he never had a second thought about finding the owner.

"What I would like to see is the owner or a family member come through and claim ownership of it because I know whoever ring it belongs to, I know they probably went through a lot and they earned it, Freeman said.

Outback Bowl spokesman Mike Schulze who saw a photo of the ring says it's real.

It must of come from one of our committee members, Schulze said.

Freeman says no-matter who it belongs to, he just wants is to do the right thing.

"I just want to make sure they get it back because it's not given to somebody, it's something that was earned, Freeman said.

No one claimed the ring at the Howard Building, security said.

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