Dale Stram, son of Chiefs Hall of Fame coach Hank Stram, said there is no truth to reports that his father’s ring from Super Bowl IV is up for auction.
Hank Stram died in 2005, and the ring is in Dale Stram’s possession.
“There has been recent speculation regarding my father, Coach Hank Stram, and his Super Bowl ring that was awarded to him after the 1970 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV,” Dale Stram said in a statement released by the Chiefs.
“Upon his death, my father bequeathed his awarded Super Bowl IV ring to me. I am presently the sole and legal owner of the ring, which remains in my possession. This is an unequivocal statement that I treasure my father's Super Bowl IV ring and I will retain it for my lifetime.”
Hammond takes over
After De’Anthony Thomas’ ill-advised decision to return a punt that resulted in a 12-yard loss, the Chiefs turned to Frankie Hammond Jr.
The move worked out, too. Hammond returned a pair of punts 28 and 20 yards as the Chiefs mounted a second-half comeback.
Chiefs kick off food drive for Harvesters
The Chiefs will kick off their annual food drive benefiting Harvesters on Friday with a donation at the Community Food Network headquarters. Also, Farmland will make an initial donation of 40,000 pounds of protein.
Fans are encouraged to donate non-perishable items or monetary contributions to the Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive, beginning Friday at Hy-Vee stores and at Harvesters, 3801 Topping in Kansas City, through Nov. 30, when the Chiefs play Denver at Arrowhead Stadium.
Before the Denver game, volunteers from Farmland and Harvesters will join members of the Chiefs Women’s Organization in accepting fan donations at bins located outside Arrowhead Stadium
Harvesters’ most needed food items include canned vegetables, canned fruit, boxed meals, canned meat, canned tuna, peanut butter, canned soup and hot and cold cereal.
“If every person inside Arrowhead Stadium on game day donated one pound of food, we’d raise more than 63,000 meals for Harvesters,” Chiefs president Mark Donovan said. “If every person donated $1 to the drive, Harvesters would be able to provide 225,000 meals.”
Nearly 100,000 meals were provided as a result of the Chiefs’ food drive in 2013.
Chiefs’ injury report
Chiefs defensive end Kevin Vickerson left the game because a calf injury. Receiver Junior Hemingway left the game to undergo concussion protocol.
Punter Dustin Colquitt injured his calf but remained in the game.
For the Chiefs, quarterback Aaron Murray, receiver Donnie Avery, receiver AJ Jenkins, cornerback Chris Owens, cornerback Jamell Fleming, center Eric Kush and offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif were inactive.
Avery, who is still working his way back from core muscle surgery, missed his seventh straight game. Owens missed his second straight game because of a knee injury, while Fleming missed his fourth straight game because of a hamstring injury. Jenkins missed his second straight game because of a shoulder injury.
For the Raiders, quarterback Matt McGloin, cornerback Carlos Rogers, cornerback T.J. Carrie, safety Jonathan Dowling, guard Gabe Jackson, guard Tony Bergstrom and tight end David Ausberry were inactive.