Former Cleveland Browns running back and National Football League Hall of Famer Jim Brown watches the action from the sidelines prior to the start of the preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan

Former Cleveland Browns running back and National Football League Hall of Famer Jim Brown watches the action from the sidelines prior to the start of the preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan

*Jim Brown is suing an auction house planning to sell his 1964 NFL Championship ring, claiming they have no right to take put it on the block.

According to TMZ, the Cleveland Browns great sued Lelands Collectibles last month to block an upcoming auction of the ring. He alleged it had been stolen from him decades ago, and therefore Lelands had no right to sell it.

Lelands has filed a countersuit, alleging that Brown left the ring with his ex-wife Sue Brown when they initially split up, and he left Ohio for Hollywood.

Sue and Jim’s divorce was finalized in 1972 and she got the Ohio home where they lived together, a condo, and the title to the Championship Ring, according to the docs. Sue eventually sold the ring to a sports memorabilia collector sometime in the 80s.

The ring went to a couple of other collectors before ending up at Lelands. The auction house is suing Brown for $2 million in damages it says it’s suffered as a result of his lawsuit.