Ken Stabler is finally getting inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a year after his death, but his daughter says his family won’t get the hall’s iconic ring and gold jacket.
This started when someone asked on Twitter why a picture of several Hall of Fame rings didn’t include one for Stabler.
Kendra Stabler Moyes responded.
When one person suggested starting a GoFundMe to buy them for the family, Stabler Moyes replied that the hall said that wasn’t an option.
I’ve reached out to the Hall of Fame for comment.
Update (5:20 p.m.): A Hall of Fame spokesman sent a long statement, mostly filled with background, that did include near the end their reason for not giving the Stabler family a ring and jacket. Emphasis added is mine.
Additionally, every living Hall of Fame member receives a Hall of Fame Gold Jacket and a Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence to wear as symbols of his personal Hall of Fame achievement. The Hall of Fame has never presented either of these two personal items posthumously. The Hall of Fame does present to the family of a posthumously elected Hall of Famer, the Gold Hall of Fame Crest that is featured on the Hall of Fame Gold Jacket. This is done during Enshrinement Week at the Hall of Fame Gold Jacket Dinner when the other Class members are presented their Gold Jackets.