Osi Umenyiora offers to buy LT's ring

Updated: May 20, 2012, 1:16 PM ET
By Matt Ehalt | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora offered to buy and return Lawrence Taylor's Super Bowl XXV ring to the Pro Football Hall of Famer, but only if Umenyiora attained 500,000 Twitter followers by 10 p.m. Saturday.

Umenyiora, relatively new to the social media site, had roughly 54,600 followers as of 10 p.m. Saturday, falling quite short of the threshold needed to fulfill his promise to purchase the ring being auctioned off by Taylor's son, Lawrence Taylor, Jr., and SCP Auctions.

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