Found: Bronco’s Super Bowl ring
PUEBLO, Colo. ” Former Denver Broncos lineman David Diaz-Infante has his Super Bowl ring back.
Police in Pueblo re
turned the ring to Diaz-Infante, who has reported it missing after a party in July of 2006, the Pueblo Chieftain reported.
“It was a big party,” Deputy Police Chief John Ercul said. “Apparently he passed the ring around and let people look at it. It never did get back to him. The ring was reported stolen, and we did an investigation on it. A number of people were questioned.”
Ercul said a woman, whose name was not released, found it in the ladies’ room at a Sam’s Club and handed the ring, worth $50,000, over to police.
“He was very happy to get it back,” said Ercul.
Ercul said police will now focus their investigation on Sam’s Club to try find the thief. “We will follow up on that and see what we can find out. It’s going to be tough, but we’ll see if we can get to the bottom of it.”
Diaz-Infante played on the Broncos teams that won Super Bowl titles in 1998 and 1999. The recovered ring commemorated the second championship, when the Broncos defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-19.
Diaz-Infante now works as a sports commentator for 850 KOA radio. During the championship era of the Broncos, Diaz-Infante and his fellow linemen adopted a policy of not speaking to the media as a display of solidarity.
Perhaps that rule persists today, because numerous messages relayed to Diaz-Infante seeking comments about the unlikely recovery of the ring went unreturned, the Chieftain said.