Former college star hoping to reacquire memorabilia

Former Nebraska lineman Aaron Taylor is hoping to regain his NCAA championship rings and other memorabilia he surrendered after filing bankruptcy in an upcoming auction, according to a report by the Omaha World-Herald.

Taylor, who was part of three championship-winning teams in the 1990s, filed bankruptcy in Nebraska’s western district last month, stemming from debt related to a restaurant he and other former NU stars opened in 2006.

As part of his chapter 7 filing, Taylor forfeited his three national championship rings, four district championship rings, and Outland Trophy. His petition listed assets of $5,300 and debts of about $110,000, according to the OWH article.

Because the value of the memorabilia is difficult for the bankruptcy trustee to determine, an auction is scheduled to take place Oct. 31 in Scottsbluff, NE, with proceeds going to pay Taylor’s creditors. Taylor hopes that, with help from his parents and donations from fans, he will be the winning bidder for his college sports memorabilia.

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