Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback Charlie Batch has more to worry about than the recent NFL labor disputes, he's fighting to keep his house.
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Batch filed for bankruptcy in December, and now a federal judge has ruled that some of the QB's property, including two Super Bowl rings, can be used as collateral to pay off his debts.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge Jeffrey A. Deller allowed Primerock Real Estate Fund LP to seize some of Batch's property in order to collect on its $820,000 claim.
Some of this property includes a 2006 Kawasaki watercraft, the assets of his living trust, federal income tax refudes, two Super Bowl rings and trophies, various pieces of autographed Pittsburgh Steelers merchandise and an autographed Mario Lemieux jersey.
Batch filed for bankruptcy when his real estate company, Batch Development Co. Inc., was turned over to the bank after defaulting on $1.15 million worth of mortgage payments.
Batch has listed $8.29 million in liabilities and $2.3 million in assets.