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by Fitzgerald Cecilio

Tallahassee, FL

Former Florida State offensive lineman Menelik Watson celebrated when he finally received his ACC championship ring.

However, his celebration was short lived after he discovered that the ring had one major mistake as the engraving reads "2012 SEC Champions."

"I couldn't believe it when I opened up the package," Watson said. "I feel privileged, and I feel slighted at the same time, but hey, I'm one in a million."

"I guess the ring guy was making too many and either fell asleep at the machine or he must be an SEC fan. Somebody's got some 'splainin' to do," he added. "It's really nice. It just says SEC on it."

After several inquiries, an FSU school spokesman said Watson's ring was the only one with the error.

"The other ones they've looked at are right," said FSU spokesman Elliott Finebloom. "It's 100-something rings. They don't go through and open every box and inspect them."

"They assume that if the ones they've given out are right, they're all going to be right. Every other one that's been given out so far is correct. ... There's no report of anybody else's being wrong," he added.

Players who have been drafted and are leaving school, including former quarterback EJ Manuel, already have been given their rings.

Florida State beat Georgia Tech, 21-15, last year to claim the school's first ACC championship since 2005.


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