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Russian president: I did not steal Super Bowl ring.
CNN ^ | 6/16/13 | Alla Eshchenko and Faith Karimi, CNN

Posted on 06/16/2013 4:55:52 AM PDT by carriage_hill

Moscow (CNN) -- 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 Vladimir Putin's spokesman denied accusations that the leader pocketed a Super Bowl ring that belonged to the New England Patriots' owner, Robert Kraft.

The alleged swipe occurred during Kraft's visit to St. Petersburg in 2005.

"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."

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: kraft; newenglandpatriots; putin; robertkraft; russia; superbowl; superbowlring; vladputin
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To: smokingfrog

Ah-HA! Look at that smirk on his face, and the KGB toady behind him.


41 posted on 06/16/2013 7:19:34 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: chopperman

I gave-up on “Pro Sports”, years ago; haven’t followed anything since Dolphins’ ‘72-’73 seasons, when I lived there and went to the games.


42 posted on 06/16/2013 7:21:25 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

So, an eight year old fuss over a ring is going to bring us to WWIII.


43 posted on 06/16/2013 7:27:41 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: bgill

Nah; that’s what we have Syria for.


44 posted on 06/16/2013 7:39:54 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Yo-Yo

Should have pinched his dacha till he gave the ring back.


45 posted on 06/16/2013 7:51:16 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Bratch
The world is ready to explode and heads-of-state are arguing over a trinket.

The world is the way it is because tyrants like Putin (and Obama) have the power to do what they want.

46 posted on 06/16/2013 8:02:06 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Viennacon

Well, even then Czech President Vlaclav Klaus (who I liked for his free market stances) had temptation:

http://youtu.be/uToMvq3yw2A


47 posted on 06/16/2013 8:38:24 AM PDT by krysztof68
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To: carriage_hill

Great’ WW111 is going to be started over sports! Go figure.


48 posted on 06/16/2013 9:14:12 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: nuconvert

Obama is a thug.


49 posted on 06/16/2013 9:21:28 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: freeangel

:^)


50 posted on 06/16/2013 10:48:09 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Bratch

:^)


51 posted on 06/16/2013 10:49:30 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

The way Belichick, Brady and now Tebow are going, there will soon be enough Patriot Super Bowl rings to go around for every world leader, and then some.


52 posted on 06/16/2013 6:12:18 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: carriage_hill
From the article:
Kraft said at the time he hadn’t meant to give the ring away, but said the White House urged him to treat it as a gift in the interest of international diplomacy, according to the New York Post.
If this is true, then let the "White House" pay for it, whoever that is. Certainly isn't the taxpayer, by the way.
53 posted on 06/17/2013 8:17:01 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Sopater

Slim/no chance of that ever happening. The US Taxpayer winds-up paying for everything, mistakes and all else. As long as the current, corrupt tax system is in place, it’s a bottomless trough for the criminal pols to suck from, for anything they want.


54 posted on 06/17/2013 8:29:33 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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