Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
The Chane Behanan Final Four ring story has come to an end.
Louisville issued a statement indicating “that they and law enforcement officials have gathered extensive information into their examination of how Behanan’s 2012 Final Four ring recently appeared on a sports memorabilia auction site and have determined that Behanan was not involved in the process.
“After communicating with multiple parties, there was no indication that Behanan had anything to do with the ring being presented for sale or that he had any knowledge the ring had been stolen until information appeared on social media Tuesday night.”
Behanan was suspended for 25 days earlier this year for a violation of team rules, but that was unrelated to the ring situation.
“His earlier suspension was not at all related,” Louisville spokesman Kenny Klein said. ” The ring on the site wasn’t even known about until Tuesday night.”
Behanan, who is averaging 8.6 points and 7.5 rebounds, and the Cardinals (5-1) will face Southern Mississippi tonight in the KFC Yum! Center.
Follow Adam Zagoria on TwitterAnd like ZAGS on Facebook
Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.