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Offers coming in to replace oversized Super Bowl ring stolen from Packers fan

Green Bay Packers fans attend annual Shareholder's Meeting at Lambeau Field on July 24, 2013. (Copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.)
Green Bay Packers fans attend annual Shareholder's Meeting at Lambeau Field on July 24, 2013. (Copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.)

DEFOREST, WI (WTAQ) - Cheeseheads can be extremely generous.  

That's what Green Bay Packers' fan Steve Tate of DeForest is finding out, after somebody stole his oversized Super Bowl ring during the Memorial Day Weekend.  

If you watch the Packers on TV, you'll often see Tate as the fan with the phrase "NFL Owner" on his cheese hat.  

He bought a paperweight Packers' 2010 Super Bowl championship ring, which he took to a fundraiser in West Bend May 24th. He handed it to a fan, like he had done hundreds of times -- and it disappeared.  

The Green Bay Press-Gazette said Tate received two offers to replace the ring -- one from Packers' executive committee member John Bergstrom, and the other from the company which made the ring, Jostens.  

Tate accepted Jostens' offer. Numerous others went on Tate's Facebook page to say they'd contribute to a replacement fund, and-or help him look for the ring.  

Washington County sheriff's deputies are treating the incident as a theft. At last word, they were given several leads which have not panned out.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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