Posted June 21, 2013

Russian president Vladimir Putin offers to buy Patriots owner Robert Kraft a new ring

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Russian president Vladmir Putin says he is willing to buy a new ring for Patriots owner Robert Kraft. (AP Photo)

Russian president Vladmir Putin (right) says he is willing to buy a new ring for Patriots owner Robert Kraft (left). (AP)

In the continuing saga of a missing Super Bowl ring, Russian president Vladimir Putin said he is willing to have another ring made for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

Kraft said last week that Putin took the 2005 championship ring from him, but later said he was joking.

Meanwhile, Putin says he doesn’t “remember either Mr. Kraft or the ring.” The photo above will jog Mr. Putin’s memory.

“If it is such a big treasure for Mr. Kraft and the team . . . I have a suggestion,” Putin said at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, via Comcast SportsNet New England. “I will ask a jewelry firm to make a really good and big thing, so everyone will see it is a luxury piece, made of quality metal and with a stone, so this piece will be passed from generation to generation in the team whose interests are represented by Mr. Kraft. This would be the smartest solution partners can ever achieve while tackling such a complicated international problem.”


16 comments
PanchoVillista
PanchoVillista

CAN YOU BELIEVE A MULTI MILLIONAIRE LIKE KRAFT WHINING FOR A PRECIOUS 100KT GOLD RING WITH DIAMONDS ENCRUSTED? MR KRAFT CHANGES HIS STORY ALOT NOW PEOPLE THINK HE IS MENTALLY UNSTABLE. NOW IF HE GOES TO RUSSIA IS HE ACCEPTED AMONG THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE? VERY STUPID MULTI MILLIONAIRE. ITS EMBARRASSING.

mikeyu214
mikeyu214

Kraft admits he was lying. how nice creating an international incident as if there aren't enough problems in the world..nice goin Bob[boob].

MkaHoonaseventy
MkaHoonaseventy

laced with a complex chemical of nuclear properties......

Wisconsin Death Trip
Wisconsin Death Trip

This is the beginning of the "SALT 3" accords it appears.......yaaaawn. 

Shari
Shari

lol lesson here...  don't take your jewelry off and hand it to a foreigner (or anyone really) ~ they wanna see it hold up your hand :D  If "well he handed it to me so I figured he was giving it to me" really worked...  there's a lot of rings, bracelets and other stuff I guess I coulda just walked off with in my lifetime and claimed ownership.

Based on the rumored cost of the ring...  I'd never take the damn thing off my hand without a safe and a armed guard near by.


Jonathan T
Jonathan T

Or he could just give the original ring back.....duh!!!

Markus
Markus

Is Putin the Russian word for idiot?

Merv
Merv

He probably already gave it to one of his mistress's    

HoppinBill
HoppinBill

How weird that he wouldn't offer to just return the ring.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

It'll be bugged, what'll you bet?

CoolShades
CoolShades

How about this: Return the man's property and make your own ring. 

Tony M
Tony M

Yeah, in that perfect Russian quality we're all so fond of...

atepper001
atepper001

Missed his sarcasm, eh captain intelligence.

rrrlas
rrrlas

@CoolShades Why would Kraft wait 8 years to raise this? I am seeing senility creeping in here as I though I was seeing during the Welker saga as well.

hereandback
hereandback

@rrrlas @CoolShades Because he is a Republican trying to create more off the field issues for the present Administration. He kept his mouth shut and toed the goose-stepping line as long as GW and Cheney asked him to. Now, he decides that being a "patriot" is not what he was doing. I personally would be more worried now that Brady has no one to throw to.