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.
— Menelik Watson (@MenelikWatson71) July 10, 2013
“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 ring @MenelikWatson71 received seems to be an isolated mistake by the company. He will get a replacement.
— FSU Football (@FSU_Football) July 11, 2013
“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.”