The seller says it's Doug Worthington and Boone.
Pants For Sale
This is all Michigan's fault for flooding the market with the damn things but even so it was inevitable that some gold pants would show up on the TV. Reader Clark Jansen grabbed a camera and forwards along images with details:
Assuming they didn't flip the pants when they… uh… flipped them*, the 2008 edition belongs to either Doug Worthington or Donald Washington, both of whom were redshirt juniors and are no longer around. Sorry to disappoint the suspension-minded. The 2002 pants belonged to LeAndre Boone.
No doubt both of these were stolen, etc etc etc, and are not emblematic of OSU boosters habitually funneling money to players.
*[I don't see an LB on the 2008 roster so this is a safe assumption.]
wasn't there either a B10 Championship or National Championship Michigan ring on ebay sometime in the past few years?
Yeah, Loeffler's stolen NC ring was on ebay (and subsequently seized).
There have been several. It's not unusual in the least.
Are UM players getting caught hocking their stuff while still enrolled and on the team? Playing devil's advocate isn't nearly as annoying when it actually makes sense to play it.
There is a lot on MVictors about M-rings for sale and their stories. ALso gold pants. Check it out
Doug Worthington and LeAndre Boone, confirmed.
Since Brian effectively knee capped the "flooded market" jokes, let me reciprocate with the how many tattoos are those worth jokes.
So now OSU will stop putting initials on the front, making it harder to identify which ineligible player sold them.
HURR DURR DERP
because I would buy them and then take them to my friends jewelry store and melt them into a necklace for my wife while filming the process that would be later enshrined in the wonderful video immortality of You Tube.
Block M, no doubt.
Nothing much of substance to add, just found this post humorous as I was in the Pawn Stars pawn shop about 3 weeks while in Vegas and took plenty of photo ops of these in the case to send to my OSU family members. Needless to say they didn’t find the photo’s as funny as I did.
now, I wonder what you could get for one of those extremely rare 1990's gold pants.
When I scanned the image, I legit thought that the 2009 edition said Ohio 42 Mich 1. And I was like... I don't remember getting blown out that badly. Then I was like... how do you score 1 point in a football game? Then I realized it was 7.
Also, why doesn't OSU pay to have someone actually engrave these pants? These look like they were made in a high school shop class.
7 is so much higher up the beatdown foodchain than 1.
God those things are hideous.
if they redshirted the year of 2008, this means they didn't in 2009 and 2010. if they sold during that time period, there would be ramifications of ineligible benefits and possibly forfeiting the games they played in due to that.
i think he means that you wont be able to suspend them for next year. cuz as rs juniors in '08, theyre gone now. if they had been freshmen, they could potentially still be around to suspend...
swears they're not his pants. If they're Donald Washington's pants, he graduated at the end of the 2008 season, so there wouldn't be any issue. LeAndre Boone was a junior in 2002, so he's long gone, and no issue with him selling stuff.
This is a classic (even though its not at all funny):
"This is all Michigan's fault for flooding the market with the damn things . . ."
If OSU was smart they would only give the players the tokens they've earned once the player leaves the program.
Should be the new policy. I hope.
Give the seniors their gold pants at the end of the season awards banquet. Ship them to players who leave early for the draft.
Stopping them from issuing them, by winning.
I'm surprised they say "OHIO" and not OSU on them. A lot of older Michigan fans refer to them as "Ohio," and Hoke obviously does too, but I thought OSU itself was always big about making the distinction.