Jets writer's ring found by Saints owner's wife

Nov. 4, 2013 at 4:52 PM
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A New York Jets beat writer who left her engagement ring in a bathroom after the team's win over New Orleans said it was returned by the Saints' owner's wife.

Newsday writer Kimberley A. Martin said she took off her ring to wash her hands in the women's bathroom of the MetLife press box just moments after the end of the game Sunday in Florham Park, N.J., and she did not realize she had left it behind until she was in the locker room, the Long Island (N.Y.) News reported Monday.

Martin said she discovered the ring had been turned over to security by Gayle Benson, wife of Saints owner Tom Benson.

"I am so touched that Mrs. Benson found the ring and was able to get it back to me. You have no idea what it means to me to have it back. I'm incredibly grateful," Martin said.

Benson said she was glad to help.

"I am so happy she has her ring," Benson said. "So happy I saw it on the counter. I suspected it was an engagement ring. Very beautiful."

She offered Martin some advice for the future.

"Many blessings and always keep your ring on. Better to get soap on it than lose it," Benson said.

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