The 2005 Super Bowl ring that Robert Kraft "gifted" to Russian president Vladimir Putin is probably the least of Kraft's worries now, but a statement made by Putin should help put any lingering feelings to rest.
The New England Patriots owner recently said the Russian president stole his 2005 Super Bowl ring, which was worth more than $25,000. Kraft later admitted that he was kidding about the whole story, but he still seemed a little peeved that the ring wasn't in his possession.
At the St. Petersburg Economic Forum this week, Putin was asked about the whole ordeal (because what else is there to talk about at an economic forum?) And while Putin said he doesn't remember meeting Kraft or taking the ring, he made an offer that will be hard to turn down:
“If it is such a big treasure for Mr. Kraft and the team ... I have a suggestion," Putin said. "I will ask a jewelry firm to make a really good and big thing, so everyone will see it is a luxury piece, made of quality metal and with a stone, so this piece will be passed from generation to generation in the team whose interests are represented by Mr. Kraft."
Well, that was nice. If only Putin and President Barack Obama got along this well maybe they'd have less meetings like this one.