Whatever Putin Wants: Russian Prez Steals Super Bowl Ring

Geez. What a great example for Russain youth. It seems that VP stole New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft’s championship ring.

“George W. Bush called him and said it would be in the best interest of United States if he said he gave the ring to Putin as a present.”

Via NY Post:

Robert Kraft learned the hard way that it’s never a good idea to show Vladimir Putin shiny12935616-mmmain objects, less you wish to lose them.

There’s a widely circulated story about Kraft presenting his Super Bowl XXXIX ring to Putin as a gift, but it turns out that the ring was stolen when Kraft and other prominent business men took a trip to Russia to meet with Putin in 2005. When Kraft tried to retrieve the ring, which is worth more than $25,000, the White House intervened to stop him.

“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 at the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence Gala,as reported by 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.”

Kraft initially issued a statement saying he gave the ring to Putin as a gift, but that wasn’t true. Instead, what happened was that George W. Bush called him and said it would be in the best interest of United States if he said he gave the ring to Putin as a present.

“I had an emotional tie to the ring. It had my name on it,” Kraft said. “I didn’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 New York Post reports that the ring is now displayed in the Kremlin library.

Advertisements

One thought on “Whatever Putin Wants: Russian Prez Steals Super Bowl Ring

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s