Robert Kraft's 'Ring-Gate' Exchange with Putin: The Saga Continues

Josh Zerkle@JoshZerkleChief Writer IIIJune 26, 2013

If you ever had a piece of valuable jewelry stolen from you, wouldn't you wait more than eight years to report it? 

That apparently wasn't the case with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who watched Russian president Vladimir Putin walk off with one of his Super Bowl rings during a 2005 trip to Moscow. Kraft denounced reports of any theft, saying that he gave the ring to Putin as a gift. 

Now, Kraft is reversing his field, and saying that Putin walked off with the ring, and was persuaded to call it a gift as to avoid an international incident, as relations between the U.S. and Russia were improving during that time. 

But Putin caught wind of Kraft's remarks, and offered Kraft the chance to have a custom-made ring to replace the Super Bowl ring, which has been valued up to $25,000. That seems like a lot of money for one ring; think about how many Hyundais Kraft could have bought with that money (I kid, I kid). 

Join me in our latest episode of "Let Me Get This Straight," where I recap the saga of the ring in question, and present a theory about what Putin's offer of reciprocity might hold in store for Kraft and the Patriots. Enjoy my thoughts in the video above and leave your own thoughts in the comments below. And more episodes of "Let Me Get This Straight" are coming up right after this one. 

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