In a story we touched on earlier this week, Lawrence Taylor is auctioning off his Super Bowl XXV ring in an effort to get some quick cash.

L.T.’s New York Giants family is coming to his aid, however, as defensive end Osi Umenyiora has made the claim on his Twitter account that he will buy the ring and give it back to the man who earned it, just as long as he gets 1,000,000 followers.

Umenyiora is currently at 22,000 followers, but has gained over 3,000 in the hour since he posted it.

He also said that if he gets there, he’ll select one of his followers at random to personally hand the ring back to L.T.

https://twitter.com/#!/OsiUmenyiora/status/203818176683839489

https://twitter.com/#!/OsiUmenyiora/status/203815167375585280

https://twitter.com/#!/Ghettoizm/status/203817692254314496

https://twitter.com/#!/OsiUmenyiora/status/203820847654375425

https://twitter.com/#!/OsiUmenyiora/status/203822855752908802

https://twitter.com/#!/tomfitzDC/status/203820690376372225

Teammate Brandon Jacobs has jumped on board as well, but has far fewer followers at the moment.

https://twitter.com/#!/gatorboy45/status/203821080916410368