Former Ohio State and NFL linebacker Chris Spielman is putting some of the memorabilia from his career up for auction to help those struggling because of the economic fallout from the Coronavirus.
Spielman, now an analyst for Fox football broadcasts, has created an eBay account and is selling his 1984 Big Ten championship ring, a game-worn, signed Buffalo Bills jersey and his 1994 All-Madden Team jacket. The bidding is set to close later this week.
Spielman says he’ll spread the auction proceeds among those who are in need, dishing out several winners each Friday in coordination with his Spielman & Hooley “We Tackle Life” podcast. He’s asking for nominations of families or individuals who have serious need for assistance.
To nominate someone in need of financial assistance because of COVID-19, email:
Include your address so we can contact you if we draw their name. Four winners weekly.
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— WeTackleLife (@WeTackle) April 1, 2020
Spielman was a two-time All-American at Ohio State and was a three-time all-pro during his NFL career, which lasted from 1988-1999. He says he’s planning to offer more memorabilia in the days ahead.