Earlier today I reported that a 2008 Ohio State gold pants charm given only to Buckeye football players who beat Michigan was seen during an episode of Pawn Stars on the History Channel last night.
Last December the NCAA suspended Ohio State football players Terrelle Pryor and Solomon Thomas five games during the 2011 for, in part, selling their 2008 gold pants charms for cash and tattoos.
According to the man who sold the ‘08 pants on the show to Pawn Stars cast member Rick Harrison, the player-only keepsake was previously owned by ex-Ohio State defensive lineman Doug Worthington, who was a teammate of Pryor and Thomas on the 2008 team that beat Michigan 42-7.
Worthington appeared on WBNS-FM in Columbus today and assured show hosts Anthony Rothman and Dimitrious Stanley that all five pairs of his gold pants “are accounted for.” Though Worthington admitted later in the interview that he hadn’t seen his gold pants since 2009 and that all five pairs were apparently in the possession of family members.
Worthington also noted during the interview that there was a possibility his gold pants were stolen when his home was burglarized last year - but that he then subsequently recalled giving the priceless Ohio State items to his family.
Who knew just how much gold pants could enhance “The Dougie” dance?
That is, at least in Columbus. And Indianapolis perhaps?