Nephew of ex-Spur Moore allegedly stole NBA rings

Associated Press Published: September 14, 2012

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police have charged a nephew of retired Spurs guard Johnny Moore with stealing his 1999 and 2003 NBA championship rings.

Police say 34-year-old Jason Witherspoon has been charged with theft. Bexar (bayr) County Detention Center records did not list an attorney for Witherspoon, who was booked Tuesday and later released on bond.

Moore allowed Witherspoon to stay at his home in July. Moore in early August contacted police when he noticed the two NBA jewel-encrusted rings and his University of Texas ring were missing.

Police checked with pawn shops and recovered the rings, which are valued at nearly $34,000. Investigators say each ring had been pawned for less than $1,000.

The rings have been returned to Moore, who had 3,865 assists in nine seasons with the Spurs.

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