The Saints show off their Super Bowl ring Wednesday night after the Saints ring ceremony at the Roosevelt Hotel. A former Saints players has put his Super Bowl ring from the 2009 season up for sale at craigslist.com. (KERRY MALONEY / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE)
There appears to be a former New Orleans Saints player trying to sell his Super Bowl ring from the 2009 season, and a Saints helmet with signatures from Drew Brees, Jeremy Shockey, Darren Sharper and Reggie Bush.
A craigslist.com user from Atlanta who claimed to be "a former Saints player" listed a $45,000 asking price for the ring, which has 103 round-cut diamonds totaling 2.2 carats. The same user asked for $3,500 for the helmet with the No. 29 on the back.
The Saints media guide lists three players from 2009 to appear on the active roster with the No. 29: defensive backs Chris McAlister, Marcus McCauley and Herana-Daze Jones. Another No. 29 from that season was former practice squad member Glenn Sharpe, arrested with a murder charge near Atlanta in 2014.
The Saints awarded all players on the active roster and practice squad during the 2009 season with a Super Bowl ring, which means all four were likely to have received one of the 219 given out by the team.
Among those players, McAlister contributed most heavily to one of the Saints' 13 regular season wins that season when he forced a fumble that set up the winning field goal in the Saints' 33-30 overtime victory at Washington on Dec. 6, 2009.
McAlister played 10 NFL seasons, and once signed a contract for seven years and $55 million. Yet in 2011 he was reported by TMZ.com to be broke and living with his parents. McAlister in 2014 was with the Buffalo Bills during training camp as a minority coaching fellow.