After he sucker punched the coolest guy in the world, and threw his ring away under the monitor desk, I think it was beetle who said "Why don't you just take the ring and we won't have to put up with Gardner any more?" to Which Batman replied "It would just get in the way."
However My Name is legion, consider all the dirt bags out there after a pay off that they are looking for some mark to shake down. If they had pictures of Bruce Wayne diddling a 12 year old, they'd be set for life.
Can you imagine all the people with dodgy photographs living off Michael Jackson before the shit hit the fan?