Alabama’s broken 2011 BCS trophy sells at auction for $105K
By Zac Ellis
You might recall that Alabama’s 2011 BCS national championship trophy suffered an unfortunate and painful ending during last season’s spring practice. Carleton Tinker, the father of former Tide longsnapper Carson Tinker, mishandled the crystal ball, allowing it to shatter into several assorted pieces.
But the broken trophy made headlines again over the weekend. A bidder reportedly paid $105,000 for its remnants at the University of Alabama celebrity golf tournament’s auction on Sunday:
Alabama auctions off the broken 2011 BCS Champonship Trophy at its UA Celebrity Golf Tournament on Sunday. It brought a reported $105,000.—
Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) May 20, 2013
A photo of the disfigured trophy found its way onto Reddit. Don’t cry for Nick Saban, though. He has a couple more trophies in his sock drawer.