Alabama's broken 2011 BCS trophy sells at auction for $105K

Monday May 20th, 2013

AJ McCarron meticulously examines 'Bama's latest BCS trophy for any cracks. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)AJ McCarron meticulously examines Alabama's latest BCS trophy for any cracks. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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:

photo of the disfigured trophy
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