Contact Us

The Russian President Stole My Superbowl Ring

Robert Kraft
Photo by Jim Rogash,Getty Images

Back in 2005 Robert Kraft decided to show the Russian President, Putin one of his Superbowl rings. Kraft never held the ring again. After getting a phone call from the white house asking Kraft to consider the ring a gift to the Russian leader. Kraft then release a statement calling the ring a gift.

Fast forward to last Thursday Kraft tells his side of the story to the attendees at a gala, saying:

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

We take it that when Putin says “I could kill someone with this ring” he’s really saying I’m keeping this. Now Putin did recognize that there was some confusion but feels Kraft’s 2005 statement cleared up any misunderstanding.

Kraft’s recent retelling of the story prompted the Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov, to come out and say he was standing next to the men as the whole interaction took place. This is what he had to say:

What Mr. Kraft is saying now is weird

I was standing 20 centimeters away from him and Mr. Putin and saw and heard how Mr. Kraft gave this ring as a gift

 

Seems to us that Putin and his spokesperson are not on the same page. If it was stated that the ring was a gift from the start, then why did Putin need Kraft’s statement to clear up the confusion.

[CNN]

More from Q103

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://q103albany.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Q 103 - Albany's Rock Station quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Q 103 - Albany's Rock Station quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!