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Putin allegedly stole Robert Kraft's SB Ring

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Posted: 6/15/2013 2:25 PM

Putin allegedly stole Robert Kraft's SB Ring 


Putin pocketed Kraft's SB ring while RK was visiting St. Petersburg in 2005...eek

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/...-130732690.html

Last edited 6/15/2013 2:29 PM by jetkwondo

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Posted: 6/15/2013 2:29 PM

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Yup, - I remember reading about that back when it happened. - Kraft took it off to show it to him, - and Putin "might have thought it was a gift", ... in any case he pocketed it.
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Posted: 6/16/2013 7:15 AM

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LOL

I would say that Kraft should have grabbed him and took it back but I have read many accounts of Putin being a martial arts bad @ss. The KGB body guards probably didnt help either

Had to be awkward, lol
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Posted: 6/16/2013 7:41 AM

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Not sure why this story is coming back around now.  This is old news.  We've known about it for years now.  Must be the dog days of the NFL off season when they need something, anything, to talk about.
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Posted: 6/16/2013 2:20 PM

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Moscow (CNN) -- Russia's president is fighting back: No, he did not steal a Super Bowl ring. And no, he's not rocking the diamond-encrusted prize on his finger, either.

President Vladimir Putin's spokesman denied accusations that the leader kept a Super Bowl ring that New England Patriots' owner Robert Kraft wanted back.
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Both sides agree that the ring, with its 124 diamonds, changed hands during Kraft's visit to St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2005.
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"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 said, according to the New York Post. "I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out."

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Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, says his ring was taken in 2005.

Kraft made the comments at an awards gala Thursday night in New York.

A few days after the incident occurred, amid confusion as to whether the ring was a present or was kept by mistake, Kraft issued a statement that said it was a gift.

That's the way Putin sees it, the president's spokesman said Sunday.
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"What Mr. Kraft is saying now is weird," Dmitry Peskov said. "I was standing 20 centimeters away from him and Mr. Putin and saw and heard how Mr. Kraft gave this ring as a gift."
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The 4.94-carat ring is in the Kremlin's library, where all official state gifts are kept, he said.
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Kraft said when he demanded his ring back, the White House intervened and asked him to claim it was a gift to Putin to avoid souring relations with Russia, according to the Post. As a patriot, Kraft says, he played along. The White House has not responded to the claim.
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The New England Patriots declined to comment Saturday.
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The jewelry is worth more than $25,000, according to multiple reports from 2005, but Kraft said it had sentimental value due to his name being engraved on it.

There is some solace for Kraft, as he also received rings for the Patriots' Super Bowl victories in the 2001 and 2003 seasons.


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Credit: Fox News

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Posted: 6/16/2013 5:01 PM

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Sounds like Peskov is a pootin' lies.

 

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Posted: 6/16/2013 9:08 PM

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Damn Commies.
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Posted: 6/17/2013 11:46 AM

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In soviet Russia, your property is my property
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Posted: 6/17/2013 7:19 PM

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Right on Comrade
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Posted: 6/18/2013 10:09 AM

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I like how Terrel Suggs says "nobody would take my ring, I would take it back". Like he is gonna whip Putin's ass or something, lol
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Posted: 6/18/2013 12:35 PM

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Gronktastic wrote: In soviet Russia, your property is my property
And in today's America, your data is their data. (couldn't resist)
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