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Family: Behanan relative stole Final Four ring

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A family member living with Chane Behanan's grandmother in Cincinnati stole the University of Louisville forward's 2012 Final Four ring and put it up for auction, Behanan's mother said on Friday.

Heaven Warren also said her son passed a polygraph test concerning the ring's appearance earlier in the week on the online auction site greyflannelauctions.com.

[SLIDESHOW: Auction photos of 2012 Final Four ring]

Meanwhile, a UofL spokesperson said the university would make an announcement about the case Friday afternoon. The nature of the announcement was not immediately clear.

Grey Flannel management has agreed to return the ring to Behanan's family, but Warren said it will do so only when it receives a copy of the police report. Warren said her mother filed a police report in Cincinnati on Wednesday.

Warren said Behanan gave the ring to his grandmother shortly after the 2012 Final Four to show his appreciation to her for helping raise him.

Warren described her mother as "disappointed" in the relative who they say stole the ring. Warren refused to identify the person. She also said her son is "elated" that he's "about to be cleared."

Behanan posted the following message on his Facebook page on Thanksgiving Day: "Thankful for my fans... for sticking with me through the bad adversity I've allow Myself to get into, I want to apologize to you guys for it. My behavior hasn't been good past couple weeks. But I'm human and working on it."

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