Former Lions quarterback Charlie Batch has run into some financial difficulties and may lose the Super Bowl rings he earned while he was a backup quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Batch, who filed for bankruptcy in December, has a $820,000 claim against him by a Pennsylvania real estate group. Batch had put up several items as collateral, including autographed memorabilia and Batch’s two Super Bowl rings. A U.S. bankruptcy court judge gave the real estate group permission to seize some of the items that Batch had offered up as collateral.
Batch, who played for the Lions from 1998-2001, was their 2nd round draft pick in 1998, out of Eastern Michigan University. Batch was released by the Lions following the 2001 season, and he went on to join the Pittsburgh Steelers. Batch is under contract with the Steelers through the 2011 season.