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Jim Brown's NFL Ring

AUCTION ON HOLD

After NFL Star Claims 'Stolen Property'

7/25/2014 8:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jim Brown's 1964 Cleveland Browns Championship ring has been PULLED OFF THE AUCTION BLOCK amid allegations the ring was stolen from the NFL legend back in the '60s ... TMZ Sports has learned.  

Earlier this week, Brown sued Lelands Collectibles Inc. in the hopes of getting the ring back -- though he does NOT accuse the auction house of having anything to do with the original alleged heist. 

Lelands is ADAMANT the ring was obtained legally after Brown gifted the item to a family member several decades ago. 

The auction house was expecting to rake in more than $250k from the ring -- but now, after Brown filed the lawsuit, they have pressed pause on the sale.

Sources tell us ... the auction house was not ordered to stop the auction but felt the move was in their best interest.

Lelands has previously said they're open to working out a deal with Brown outside the courtroom -- though it's unclear if the two sides are currently in talks.

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11 COMMENTS

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icantbelieveitsnotbutter    

remorse......it's sucks Jim Brown

56 days ago
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FREEDOM    

HE IS SO DISHONEST...

55 days ago
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FREEDOM    

WHAT A THUG. HE WANTS THE $250,000.00.

55 days ago
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FREEDOM    

GIVE IT UP OLD MAN....

55 days ago
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FREEDOM    

JIM YOU LET IT GO YEARS AGO. YOU EXPECT TO JUST HAVE IT HANDED OVER TO YOU BASED ON YOUR STORY. NO!!!!

55 days ago
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FREEDOM    

GOING, GOING, GONE !! TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER....

55 days ago
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KushVision    

The high bid was 58k they took it down because they were not gonna get anywhere near 250k for it. What a scam of a auction house.

55 days ago
8.

lourdgoogoo    

A family member probably stole it to buy crack, and he was too high to know it was missing.

55 days ago
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UNLEVINED HARVEY    

he needs the money due to the high cost of mustache dye

55 days ago
10.

scorpio66    

Did he pawn that ring years ago and now it's surfaced.

54 days ago

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