Son of former Green Bay Packer loses dad's Super Bowl ring
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) — The son of a former Green Bay Packer says he is heartbroken after losing his father's Super Bowl II ring, and he is offering a $5,000 reward for its return.
Mike Kostelnik says he believes he lost the ring that belonged to his dad, former Packers defensive tackle Ron Kostelnik, last weekend when he and his family went to visit a daughter at Indiana University and to tour Miami University in Ohio.
He says he only stopped at a BP gas station in Greensburg, Indiana, and that he thought the ring was in the car's console.
When he got to Ohio, he realized the ring was not in the vehicle.
"We ended up turning around and going back to Greensburg, but the ring was already gone," Mike Kostelnik said.
He says when it comes to the reward, there will be no questions asked. He just wants the ring back.
"That ring signifies a lot, right? It had a lot to do with my father’s playing days, he went on to become quite successful in business, so there was a lot of integrity and drive and energy that was in that ring and after I inherited it, I wore it every day, too," said Kostelnik, "So it was a large part of my life as well."
He's also worn it as his wedding ring.
"It did serve as my wedding ring and as a constant reminder of my father as well," he said.
Ron Kostelnik played for the Packers for eight seasons from 1961 to 1968 and helped the team win five NFL championships and the first two Super Bowls.