Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/25/12

Controversial actor Charlie Sheen denied on Friday that he was the online-auction winner of Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor's Super Bowl XXV ring.

Taylor and his agent Mark Leipselter were informed Wednesday night Sheen had the winning bid, Fox Sports reported Friday.

However, the former star of "Two and a Half Men" indicated that he was not the buyer.

"As much as I would be honored to own such an important artifact ... I had nothing to do with the acquisition," Sheen said through rep Larry Solters, according to the New York Daily News.

The Super Bowl ring was sold for $230,401 on Sunday. Online auctioneer SCP Auctions did not announce the name and location of the winning bidder.

The auction was won with the 30th bid.

The ring was given by Taylor to his son, Lawrence Taylor Jr. Fox Sports reported last week that Lepselter said the linebacker did not know his son had put the ring up for auction. However, the auction listing said the elder Taylor was fine with the decision.

The ring auction gained more attention Friday when current Giants lineman Osi Umenyiora said he would buy the ring if his Twitter account reached 500,000 followers. However, as of Sunday morning his account was just above 54,000 followers.


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