Philadelphia Eagles icon Jason Kelce has had a busy couple of weeks after he announced his retirement from the NFL and then made a surprise appearance at WrestleMania 40

Jason Kelce lost his precious Super Bowl ring in an unusual mishap involving a pool of spaghetti, chili and cheese.

The Philadelphia Eagles hero misplaced the diamond-encrusted token during a bizarre challenge at the University of Cincinnati’s ‘Great Lombaby Games’ event, where he and his brother Travis officiated. As part of the wacky activity, two inflated paddling pools were filled with pasta, dairy and spicy meat sauce containing a pair of socks – one with Jason’s authentic Super Bowl ring, the other housing a counterfeit.

“There was an unfortunate-ness, as you guys know, this game existed because I continuously lose my Super Bowl ring, and I don’t even know if Travis still knows this, but I legitimately lost my Super Bowl ring in this event,” Jason said on the New Heights podcast.

“They could not find it, we have still yet to find it. All of this stuff has been thrown away so I think we can safely assume my Super Bowl ring is now in a landfill someplace in the Cincinnati-tristate area. I didn’t think that would happen.”

In reaction to hearing about the unexpected blunder, sibling Travis labelled his older brother a “f***ing imbecile”, questioning what outcome Jason had expected after plunging his ring into a tub of food. He’d assumed the ring would be retrieved post-event, though speculated on how it could have got lost after discovery.

“The only thing I can think of is at some point, the sock got kicked out of the three-way and it made its way out of the pool and it was thrown away in some shape or form,” Jason continued.

Kelce is one of the most popular characters in the NFL ( Image: Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

“But yes, the Super Bowl ring is officially gone. We already put the insurance claim in, which, I think the insurance company might have some things to say about whether they’re going to cover that.”

Jason then revealed his plans to Travis about getting a replacement. “Somebody at some point messed with my Super Bowl ring, which I’m fine with, I mean, it’s just a hunk of metal and I’ll just have another one made, I think? They can do that right?” Jason said.

Travis, unsure, responded, “I don’t know, Jason” – prompting Jason to quip that they were “going to find out”.

Jason retired from the NFL following the 2023 season after a 13-year career with the Eagles. He helped Philadelphia win Super Bowl LII against Tom Brady’s New England Patriots in 2018, ending the city’s 57-year wait for a national championship.