It appears that Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch could lose many of his personal possessions, including two Super Bowl rings, due to his bankruptcy, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. A judge's ruling on Friday gave Primerock Real Estate Fund LP the right to seize a list of Batch's belongings that Batch had used as collateral.
The property, valued at about the same amount as the debt, includes Batch's interest in a Munhall house, the assets of his living trust, a 2006 Kawasaki personal watercraft, federal income tax refunds and sports memorabilia and jewelry. The list of items Batch provided to the court includes two Super Bowl trophies and rings, several jerseys signed by other Steelers and an autographed Mario Lemieux jersey.
The article notes that Batch won't necessarily lose the property if he can make payments to reduce his debt. These next couple years could be very rough for Batch, however, particularly given the possibility of an NFL lockout, which would make it very hard for Batch to make payments.
Stephen Catanese covered Batch's bankruptcy in detail for SB Nation Pittsburgh here.