Former Alabama running Keilan Robinson has been in the news a lot lately. First, because of his claims that his new team, the Texas Longhorns, will beat the Tide in their second-week match-up in Austin. Second, because he sold his 2020 national championship rings to the shop featured on Pawn Stars.
Former Alabama RB Keilan Robinson was matter of fact in his belief Texas can beat Alabama in their Week 2 matchup this fall 😯 pic.twitter.com/1iYP6kp0IK
— Touchdown Alabama (@TDAlabamaMag) July 7, 2022
Pawn Stars is a nationally known show where people can sell their unwanted goods for money. Robinson, who did not appear on the show, sent a representative to sell the rings and got $40,000 for them. Robinson’s rings are currently listed for sale at the Las Vegas pawn shop for $60,000, according to ESPN.
Robinson was a running back with the team back in 2020 before transferring to Texas last year. The problem with this transaction is that it may be against NCAA rules. Athletes are not allowed to sell merchandise, even if it’s theirs, so Robinson might find himself in trouble.
ICYMI: former Alabama now Texas RB Keilan Robinson may have pawned off his 2020 Alabama National Championship ring. It is believed he may have sold them on an episode of “Pawn Stars.”
— Sidelines – Bama (@SSN_Alabama) July 6, 2022
And while the NCAA hasn’t said anything yet, you better believe the compliance office at Texas will take a look into this situation. Robinson may end up missing a few games down the road.
Back in 2014, then Georgia running back Todd Gurley was suspended for four games for selling his autographs. Nowadays it wouldn’t be an NCAA violation because of NIL rules, but Robinson’s case may be totally different.
Regardless of what happens, you can expect Alabama will be looking for him in Week 2 after his recent comments about facing them.
“Ain’t no chip on our shoulder, it’s just a … it might be a chip (because) it’s Texas, because you there’s a few people that might be trying to count us out, but knowing what I know, seeing what I see every day being here and being there, I know we can beat them boys,” wrote Robinson. “We just got to do what we got to do.”