Jan 1, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles safety Philip Doumar (57) and offensive linesman Menelik Watson (71) react following the win over the Northern Illinois Huskies at the 2013 Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium. The Seminoles defeated the Huskies 31-10. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State 2012 SEC Champions? FSU Player’s Ring Says So


When Menelik Watson got his ring from Florida State for winning the 2012 ACC Championship he was most likely excited. Who wouldn’t be? But as he looked over the shiny new ring, he noticed a mistake.

It says that Florida State won the 2012 SEC Championship, not the ACC Championship.

“I couldn’t believe it when I opened up the package,” Watson told ESPN.com. “I feel privileged, and I feel slighted at the same time, but hey, I’m one in a million. I guess the ring guy was making too many and either fell asleep at the machine or he must be an SEC fan. Somebody’s got some ‘splainin’ to do. It’s really nice. It just says SEC on it.”

Apparently Watson’s ring was an isolated incident.

“The other ones they’ve looked at are right,” said FSU spokesman Elliott Finebloom. “It’s 100-something rings. They don’t go through and open every box and inspect them. They assume that if the ones they’ve given out are right, they’re all going to be right. Every other one that’s been given out so far is correct. … There’s no report of anybody else’s being wrong.”

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