Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-54 next last
Pooty-Poot says Kraft's a liar; "event didn't happen". Who ya gonna believe? I vote Kraft.

Previous articles claiming Putin swiped Kraft's SB ring in 2005:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3031704/posts

&

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3031641/posts

1 posted on 06/16/2013 4:55:52 AM PDT by carriage_hill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

Awww, is Putin poutin’?

Then give the ring back, if ya’ didn’t swipe it. Case closed.


2 posted on 06/16/2013 5:00:50 AM PDT by Jemian
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jemian

Pouty-Pooty-Poot. Good one!


3 posted on 06/16/2013 5:01:57 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks carriage_hill.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3031641/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3031704/posts


4 posted on 06/16/2013 5:02:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill
The world is ready to explode and heads-of-state are arguing over a trinket.
5 posted on 06/16/2013 5:08:13 AM PDT by Bratch
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill; All

Kraft should have taken Putin’s minature giraffe...that’ll teach Vlad the Bad a lesson


6 posted on 06/16/2013 5:11:37 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bratch
The world is ready to explode and heads-of-state are arguing over a trinket.

That's why the world is about to explode. Misplaced priorities.

7 posted on 06/16/2013 5:12:38 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Bratch

WTH, there’s nothing else ‘important’ going on, these days. God help us all.


8 posted on 06/16/2013 5:13:58 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: SeminoleCounty
Kraft should have taken Putin’s minature giraffe...


9 posted on 06/16/2013 5:17:28 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: SeminoleCounty

Pooty’s got a mini-giraffe? Heh; didn’t know that.


10 posted on 06/16/2013 5:18:54 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

Gee.
Ya think this JUST MIGHT tell us somenthing?

Ya think?


11 posted on 06/16/2013 5:19:06 AM PDT by Flintlock
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeminoleCounty
Kraft should have taken Putin’s minature giraffe...that’ll teach Vlad the Bad a lesson

Or maybe his saddled shark.


12 posted on 06/16/2013 5:20:45 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

http://newsmeat.com/sports_political_donations/Robert_Kraft.php


13 posted on 06/16/2013 5:22:14 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

14 posted on 06/16/2013 5:25:00 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sacajaweau

all Democrats except for Mccain and Romney...who are more or less Democrats anyway


15 posted on 06/16/2013 5:25:15 AM PDT by RummyChick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

sheesh - don’t steal the guy’s ring. Take a picture of it & have one made for yourself, Putin


16 posted on 06/16/2013 5:27:22 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sacajaweau

I’m surprised Pooty doesn’t wear a Fabrege Egg on his finger, as a ring.


17 posted on 06/16/2013 5:27:53 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Sacajaweau

Geez, he’s covering all bases, on both sides of the fence, isn’t he?


18 posted on 06/16/2013 5:29:46 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: nuconvert

Russkies or Chi-Comms could knock a copy out in a day, easy.


19 posted on 06/16/2013 5:32:36 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Yo-Yo

Is that a miniature giraffe in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? (question from the babe on his left”.


20 posted on 06/16/2013 5:33:16 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Yo-Yo

That was one of the best commercials, ever. The giraffe was a stroke of genius. For some reason, it just works.

I would have liked to have been in the meeting where the agency proposed the idea of him kissing a miniature giraffe.


21 posted on 06/16/2013 5:33:34 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

He has none...... they are all owned by the Forbes family


22 posted on 06/16/2013 5:33:37 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Clint N. Suhks; smokingfrog; Biggirl; Fudd Fan; advertising guy; mylife; MagUSNRET

Well, stolen SB ring case solved. Heh...


23 posted on 06/16/2013 5:35:20 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sacajaweau

Hahaha....Looks like he’s like 4 to 1 donating to dems over republicans...so actually glad PUtin stole the ring....


24 posted on 06/16/2013 5:35:37 AM PDT by nikos1121
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: certrtwngnut

She looks stoned out of her mind.


25 posted on 06/16/2013 5:36:16 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill
Notice the R's are only for President...and they both lost. He gave to Obama, too.

Those are obviously connected to "I gave X, sir". Reward me.

He's a Dem through and through.

26 posted on 06/16/2013 5:37:16 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: bert

Didn’t know that. Amazing that Russia would let go of those treasures.


27 posted on 06/16/2013 5:39:40 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: bert

Looks like they’ve been re-bought by others, too:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabergé_egg#Location_of_eggs


28 posted on 06/16/2013 5:42:36 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Sacajaweau

Sure is; no sympathy from me, for him.


29 posted on 06/16/2013 5:46:26 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

Putin is a thug


30 posted on 06/16/2013 6:08:48 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: nuconvert

KGB = thug.

Some things never change.


31 posted on 06/16/2013 6:11:15 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

Couldn’t care less.

Robert Kraft
New England Patriots owner

NEWSMEAT Power Rank: n/a

Election Picks: 27 wins, 20 losses

$34,400 Republican
$191,050 Democrat
$161,500 special interest
total: $386,950


32 posted on 06/16/2013 6:20:36 AM PDT by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

Respect Putin more than Obama. Putin has set Syrian trap for our cursed POS POTUS.


33 posted on 06/16/2013 6:27:58 AM PDT by Broker (Obama, the devils fart.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

This fits Putin’s MO


34 posted on 06/16/2013 6:28:30 AM PDT by Viennacon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill
It's hard to sympathize with Kraft when you realize how he got that ring.
35 posted on 06/16/2013 6:32:47 AM PDT by chopperman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Broker

At least you know “what” you’ve got and dealing with, with Putin; 0scumbag’s history is totally-hidden.


36 posted on 06/16/2013 6:40:18 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: chopperman

They had a videotaping ‘scandal’ w/ Bellicheck in 2007, but is Kraft just a cheater?


37 posted on 06/16/2013 6:43:33 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

Well, somebody must be lyin’

How much is a superbowl ring worth? I guess it depends...

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/06/15/article-2342169-1A55C9A9000005DC-576_306x536.jpg


38 posted on 06/16/2013 6:49:21 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog

As I see it you don’t give a ring or anything to Putin to enjoy and then ask for it back...who did the guy think he was dealing with?

This is really a dumb story anyway....


39 posted on 06/16/2013 6:55:15 AM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

Putin was most likely a Steeler fan. He should give forward that ring to its rightful destination - Pittsburgh.


40 posted on 06/16/2013 7:11:29 AM PDT by chopperman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-54 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson