Local business owner hits jackpot after buying Hall of Famer's storage unit

SPALDING COUNTY, Ga. — A local businessman is now the proud owner of some awesome memorabilia from Pro Football Hall of Famer Terrell Owens.

Here's the catch: Jim Rice, the owner of Jan's Used Furniture in Griffin, didn't get the memorabilia the way you'd expect.

Rice told Channel 2's Sophia Choi that he recently purchased a storage unit that belonged to Owens at one point. The storage unit was auctioned off when Owens stopped making payments to the company.

There were some pretty cool items in the unit, like playbooks, football cleats, autographed helmets, clothes and a non-disclosure agreement from an apparent party hosted by Owens.

"You never know what you're going to find behind those doors," Rice said.


Rice said Owens' unit is at least the 20th that he's purchased that used to belong to a celebrity.

According to Rice, a lot of Owens' items have already sold.

"You better run fast to get some of these items," Rice said.

Rice said he paid about $4,000 for Owens' unit, but he's now "making bank."

"Come on down and we'll make you a good deal," Rice said.

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