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Dermontti Dawson's home and belongings auctioned off

By: Cheryl Glassford Email
By: Cheryl Glassford Email

After filing for bankruptcy, a former UK and NFL player's home and belongings were auctioned off Monday.

Dermontti Dawson's home was the first to go.

Valued at $1 million, a bidder took it for $600,000.

Later in a packed room, one by one, Dawson's belongings were auctioned off - including furniture, cars, and jewelry.

"We're selling a Rolex watch, several others that are high-profile - like Cartier," said auctioneer Danetta Allen.

Dawson's gun collection was popular among bidders.

"We have 19 of them in total, and so they're getting a lot of attention," said Allen.

Some of the most expensive items sold, included a BMW that went for more than $28,000, and an M-16 assault rifle - which sold for more than $12,000.

"I liked one of the dining room sets, and I was also interested in the baby grand piano," said bidder Kathy Whitlock, who drove from Frankfort to attend the auction.

A Steelers Helmet signed by Dawson himself went for nearly $400.

But whether they came to bid, or simply to watch, most felt sympathy for Dawson.

"Things happen, it's a bad economy," said bidder Don Drury, "it's kind of a sad day."

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