Championship Rings Stolen from Former MSU Coach

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Former Michigan State Head Football Coach George Perles just wants his rings back.

"There's a lot of sentimental value in there, that only my wife and I could appreciate," he said. He says when he went to the MSU versus Oregon game last Saturday someone broke in and stole 14 sports game rings and a bracelet that commemorated his bowl game wins.

"They mean a lot," Perles said. "They represent your whole career."

He says he thinks they only wanted the rings because everything else in the house was untouched. The burglar passed up electronics, money, and other valuable items. But Perles says the rings they stole probably aren't the rings they wanted.

"My closet in my bedroom was turned upside down looking for everything they could find. But what I think they were after were this," he said, pointing to the ring on his hand. "Superbowl rings."

He keeps the four rings he won as a Pittsburgh Steelers coach in a safe deposit box (except for the one he wears).

Perles says his name is on all of the rings, so whoever stole them will have trouble wearing or selling them. "It's a poor soul that goes after someone's sentimental things," he says.

He asked that whoever took the rings just give them back.

And anyone with information about the crime contact Meridian Township Police.

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