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Bob Kraft: Putin stole my Super Bowl ring

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  1. basso

    basso Contributing Member
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    Kraft: Putin stole Bowl ring
    Last Updated: 1:31 AM, June 15, 2013

    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft revealed the real story behind a 2005 meeting with Vladimir Putin, during which the Russian president pocketed his Super Bowl ring, worth more than $25,000. Kraft, at the time, claimed the diamond-encrusted bauble was a gift, but he now admits Putin stole it, and the White House intervened when he demanded it back.
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    Kraft explained the incident happened while Sandy Weill and other business execs were in St. Petersburg. “I took out the ring and showed it to [Putin], and he put it on and he goes, ‘I can kill someone with this ring,’ ” Kraft told the crowd at Carnegie Hall’s Medal of Excellence gala at the Waldorf-Astoria.“I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out.”

    Kraft released a statement at the time, “President Putin, a great and knowledgable sports fan, was clearly taken with its uniqueness. I decided to give him the ring as a symbol of the respect and admiration that I have for the Russian people and [his] leadership.

    But Kraft really wanted the 4.94-carat bauble back, he said Thursday, admitting he’d gotten a call from the George W. Bush-run White House, saying, “‘It would really be in the best interest of US-Soviet relations if you meant to give the ring as a present.” (In fact the Soviet Union had collapsed 14 years earlier.)

    But, Kraft said, “I really didn’t [want to]. I had an emotional tie to the ring, it has my name on it. I don’t want to see it on eBay. There was a pause on the other end of the line, and the voice repeated, ‘It would really be in the best interest if you meant to give the ring as a present.’ ” The ring is now reportedly kept in the Kremlin library.

    Also attending the event were Andre Tippett, Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo and Tom Brady, who told us of Tim Tebow joining the Patriots, “I think the more great players we have the better it’s going to be for our team. I hope it turns out well because I’ve had a quite a lot of new guys . . . we’ll see.”

    http://m.nypost.com/p/pagesix/kraft_putin_stole_bowl_ring_qtB16b5PI0jipYT6tQxUGO
     
  2. NotInMyHouse

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    You're Putin me on.
     
  3. conquistador#11

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    I would rather putin steal tom brady or willfork.

    thought this would be a kingcheetah thread since he is the go to putin guy. =)
     
  4. hooroo

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    It's weird Putin news week.

    http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-06-13/vladimir-putins-man-crush-on-steven-seagal
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/f62myM2iPjE?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  5. KingCheetah

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    ~Dressed up like a million dollar trouper
    Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper (super duper)
    Come let's mix where Rockefellers walk with sticks
    With Superbowl rigs in their mitts
    Putin' on the Glitz~
     
  6. Xsatyr

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    Old story.
     
  7. Daedalus

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    hard lesson for Kraft








    whenever possible, when someone admires one of my possessions, i say "thank you, it was a gift from my mother." Some people's vortex can be difficult to navigate.
     
  8. Raven

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    He should have had a duplicate ring and worn that instead.
     
  9. Carl Herrera

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    Thanks, Obama.
     
  10. IBTL

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    For real.

    Must be a slow news day over at Faux news.

    obligatory:

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  11. Deckard

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    The rotten Russian oligarch, running around raping Kraft cheese. The nerve.
     
  12. DwightHoward13

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    Let's send Dennis Rodman to fix the problem.
     
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  13. TheRealist137

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    Didn't his team cheat in order to get that ring anyway.

    Karma.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ocean's 14: They have to steal Robert Kraft's ring back from the Kremlin!</p>&mdash; jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) <a href="https://twitter.com/jimgeraghty/status/346465601025363968" data-datetime="2013-06-16T22:13:30+00:00">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>
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  15. KingCheetah

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    Seriously, I can just picture Putin snatching that ring and thinking what the **** are going to do about it capitalist?
     

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