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Louisville Blog Card Chronicle Selling Shirts Featuring Kevin Ware's 'Fat Ass Ring' Quote

Rick Pitino coaching in front of a Louisville sign.

LOUISVILLE, KY - DECEMBER 16: Rick Pitino the Head Coach of the Louisville Cardinals gives instructions to his team during the game against the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles at Freedom Hall on December 16, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville won 94-57. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kevin Ware had a pretty great quote about the NCAA stripping Louisville of the 2013 title. Now, he might make some money on it.

With yesterday's announcement that Louisville's appeal had been denied, the basketball program has wins from the 2012-2015 season vacated. The biggest of those wins is obviously the 2013 national championship.

Vacating wins does ring pretty hollow for those who played in or watched the games though. It doesn't change the history of what happened on the court.

That's exactly what Kevin Ware had to say after the announcement. In his now-famous tweet, he reminded everyone that he still has a "fat ass" championship ring, which won't be taken away.

Ware did not play in the championship itself, going down with a devastating leg injury during the Elite Eight victory over Duke. He wound up redshirting the next season before completing his college career at Georgia State. Louisville wound up winning the national championship in Atlanta, knocking off Wichita State in the Final Four and Michigan in the title game. Ware was present for those games, just a week after the graphic leg fracture.

Now, with Kevin Ware's blessing, SB Nation Louisville blog Card Chronicle has shirts featuring the quote.

To make things even better, Ware will be receiving a cut of the shirts sold by the site. From Card Chronicle:

For anyone interested in sporting the shirt during the madness of March, just go here to get one. Kevin is getting a cut of any profit made, so there’s added incentive. I’m assuming he’ll use that coin to create a “still got this fat ass ring” banner, which I fully support.

Most fans, even those at Louisville, can probably admit that some pretty terrible things went down in the Louisville sex scandal, especially with teenage recruits involved. At the same time, the 2013 title game happened, and it is pretty unfair to try and strip accomplishments away from guys like Ware, who have not been connected to those violations.

Overall, this is not the penalty that will have an impact on Louisville basketball moving forward, even if it is a black mark on the program. Those looking for the Cards to get their comeuppance should probably be more tuned into whatever comes out of the ongoing FBI probe.

[Card Chronicle]