June 16, 2011

Arnoux reunited with his Super Bowl XLIV ring

LB Stanley Arnoux lost his Super Bowl XLIV ring in Miami over the Memorial Day weekend. 

Arnoux, a native of Sunrise, FL, has been reunited with the ring, after a pawn dealer called the police to report their suspicious stolen property.  The manager of the Foutainbleau Hotel valet service has been accused of stealing the ring from Arnoux's car and selling it to a Miami-Dade pawn shop.  

Then-rookie linebacker Stanley Arnoux suffered a serious Achilles injury 13 days after he was drafted by the Saints in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft, missing the season.  Arnoux still received a Super Bowl ring from the Saints.

This story calls attention to the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV champions, who have decided not to give a ring to CB Josh Bell, who was lost to a season-ending injury in early August 2010.  Bell and his agent have protested the Packers' decision.  Bell, a third year player who saw action in four games for the Packers the prior year, was given an injury settlement by the team.  Bell declined, and remained on the team's injury reserve through the championship run. 

The veteran Bell replaced in 2009, CB Al Harris, didn't play for the Packers at all in 2010, was cut by the team in November after being unable to practice.  Harris will receive a Super Bowl ring.

The Saints did award a Super Bowl ring to retired RB Deuce McAllister, who was signed symbolically by the team before their wildcard playoff game in 2009 and did not play. 

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