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No, 9 Cardinals: Behanan had nothing to do with 2012 Final Four ring showing up on website

FILe - In this Nov. 19, 2013 file photo, Louisville's Chane Behanan shoots a free throw during the second half of their NCAA college basketball game against Hartford, in Louisville, Ky. The mother of Louisville forward Chane Behanan says that the junior's 2012 Final Four ring posted on an online auction site was stolen. Heaven Warren told the Associated Press that she was awaiting receipt of Behanan's ring from Grey Flannel Auctions, which stopped bidding on the ring Wednesday, nov. 27, 2013,  after she told the website it had been stolen. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

FILe - In this Nov. 19, 2013 file photo, Louisville's Chane Behanan shoots a free throw during the second half of their NCAA college basketball game against Hartford, in Louisville, Ky. The mother of Louisville forward Chane Behanan says that the junior's 2012 Final Four ring posted on an online auction site was stolen. Heaven Warren told the Associated Press that she was awaiting receipt of Behanan's ring from Grey Flannel Auctions, which stopped bidding on the ring Wednesday, nov. 27, 2013, after she told the website it had been stolen. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)  (The Associated Press)

Louisville has announced that after an investigation officials have determined forward Chane Behanan had nothing to do with his 2012 Final Four ring showing up for sale on a sports memorabilia website earlier this week.

Louisville officials said Friday in a release that information gathered by university and law enforcement officials showed Behanan "was not involved in the process" and unaware his ring had been stolen until finding out on social media.

Behanan's mother, Heaven Warren, told The Associated Press on Wednesday her son had given the ring to his grandmother last year and that she didn't know it was missing until being told that it was up for auction online on Tuesday. GreyFlannelAuctions.com stopped bidding on the ring and is expected to return it to the family..