February 6, 2019


A grieving mother, who’s son is now deceased, wants his stolen championship ring back:


Victor Ellis stolen Alabama football championship ring


The mother, from Chattanooga Tennessee, says a championship ring that was stolen from her house was seen in her town of Chattanooga.

And she’s on a mission to get the championship ring returned.

Victor Ellis was a star running back at Red Bank High. Where he left a mark both in the class room and on the field.

David Kindiger, with Red Bank High says, “it was not that he was all SEC athletically but he was all SEC academically and he did his part in all phases.”

Ellis earned a full scholarship at the University of Alabama. In 1999, the football team won the SEC Championship, and Victor received two championship rings that season.

“Just for me. It just made me feel that as a mother, as a single mother, I had raised a young man that did not just think of himself, but thought about the woman who raised him and raised him well,” says Debbie Jones Ellis.

After graduating college, Ellis worked for the university, and then became ill.

Jones-Ellis says, “He called me up on the phone and told me that he had a cough that wouldn’t go away.”

It tuned out he had a rare form of lung cancer and tragically it was too late to treat the condition.

“Doctors said that there was nothing else they could do. Just to bring him home and make him comfortable and that’s what we did,” says Victor’s mom.

After his death, his mother’s house was broken into and this championship ring was stolen along with TVs, a camera, other jewelry, as well.

She says she took time off work to do her on own investigation work which led to her getting some of her items back.

The biggest piece of evidence, that could lead Ellis back to the championship ring Victor made for her, came in the form of a telephone call.

According to her “A very prominent business owner, community leader, minister in the community that told me that he knew exactly where the ring was but he did not want to get involved. That made me feel empty.”

Ellis is praying that Victor’s story will compel anyone with information to come forward.

“I have been praying for him to come forward to tell the truth, to clear his conscience and to bring that ring back to its rightful owner. He is walking around wearing that ring on his finger and it doesn’t belong to him. It was a ring that he [Victor] had made for his single mom and not for the person who is out there wearing it, advertising it like it is his, because he didn’t earn it, my son did. Victor earned that ring. I just want to close this chapter because it is out there. That ring is right here in this community. The community of Chattanooga Tennessee.”

If anyone has any information on this stolen championship ring, please contact the Chattanooga police.

Here’s a video of the story:



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