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Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields(notes) recently went out and got a tattoo. Of an oversized Super Bowl ring. On his neck.

How are you spending your summer?

Photo: Sam Shields gets a Super Bowl ring tattoo on his neck

The NFL lockout has prevented Packers players from receiving their Super Bowl rings in a public ceremony or making the customary trip to the White House. Getting tatted up with the former is one way to solve that problem.

My biggest concern for Shields is that he becomes a free agent after the 2012 season. When he walks into a negotiating meeting at Lambeau Field with a four-inch Packers G popping from his shirt collar, reason dictates that it would kill his leverage a bit.

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