June 16th, 2013
06:27 AM ET

Putin: I did not steal Super Bowl ring

The Russian 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  Vladmir Putin's spokesman denied accusations that the president pocketed a Super Bowl ring that belonged to the New England Patriots' owner, Robert Kraft.

"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 Bleacher Report. "I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out."


Filed under: Russia • Sports • World
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  1. ismailwarsame

    Reblogged this on ismailwarsame.

    June 16, 2013 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. Zandie

    Good post Goose,thank you.

    June 16, 2013 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  3. Zandie

    Good post go..ose, thank you.

    June 16, 2013 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. BOMBO

    Sounds like a simple case of mis-communication. Putin, being a dirtbag 3rd world leader, typically gets bribes from business people. He was probably fishing for a bribe in normal conversation. Kraft, not understanding him, showed him the Super Bowl ring that Putin was eyeing. The moment it was handed to Putin, it became a bribe whether Kraft intended it or not.

    June 16, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A man accused of theft was appearing before the Judge.
    "Your Honor," his lawyer said, "I feel it is very unfair for my client to be accused of theft. He arrived in this city only a few days ago and barely knows his way around. What's more, he is only able to speak a few words of English."
    The judge looked sternly at the defendant and asked, "How much English do you speak?"
    The defendant looked up and replied, "Give me your wallet!"

    June 16, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Silly Rawr.

      Still, I wonder why the man even took the ring off in the first place...when one is admiring my wedding set, I don't take it off to let them try it on.
      Something isn't adding up here.

      June 16, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Poofer

      How much is Kraft worth? A heck of a lot. What's a 25K ring to him? Wanna see it? Sure. Check it out dude. KGB step in and POOF! Then the admin says to squash it for diplomatic reasons. SEE! No accountability. That was a joke. Lol

      June 16, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. rupert

    Banasy is right. Guess since the com..mun..ist kept staring at it, kraft felt obligated

    June 16, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. vikingwoman

    This happened in '05 & this guy is just now complaining?? Huh? I bet he'll blame the Obama administration, as well!!

    June 16, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • J.R.

      Banasy, be a little patient, honey.

      June 16, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. J.R.

    @banasy. Well so much for "revamping" the system. Wonder who would use sweet Nicoles name?
    Some folks are just awlful. Plain awlful. Just breaks my heart.

    June 16, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I assume someone who doesn't know how to spell 'awful'.

      June 16, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. J.R.

    Well, getting late. Night all.

    June 16, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Lol @ banasy, that was a good one.

    June 16, 2013 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    "If it feels good, put a ring on it"

    June 16, 2013 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. TvNyC

    Look for stocks to rally tomorrow and dollar to strengthen against the euro.

    June 16, 2013 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. rupert

    Thanks for the tip tvnyc. U get a big wet kiss from me.

    June 17, 2013 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  14. rupert

    But just one. Chrissy and banasy want some too.

    June 17, 2013 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      You need to be institutionalized for your own, and public, safety.

      June 17, 2013 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  15. rupert

    Right sleepless in michigan?

    June 17, 2013 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
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