Giants' Osi Umenyiora fails in Twitter campaign for L.T.'s ring

New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora fell short of the half-million Twitter followers he said he needed in order to buy the Super Bowl ring of Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor.

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The ring is being auctioned off by Taylor's son, and Umenyiora said he would buy it and give it back if he got 1 million followers on Twitter by the end of the auction (10 p.m. ET) Saturday. Umenyiora later revised that figure down to 500,000.

Although the defender came up well short -- he had short of 55,000 followers by the deadline -- it did net him some 35,000 new followers, according to the New York Daily News.

Umenyiora has been silent on the micro-blogging site since around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The ring eventually sold for $230,401 after 30 bids.

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