Putin Denies Stealing Patriots Super Bowl Ring

Moscow (CNN) — Russia’s 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.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says he got the ring as a gift. (CNN)

President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman denied that the leader kept a Super Bowl ring that New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft wanted back.

Both sides agree that the ring, with its 124 diamonds, changed hands during Kraft’s visit to St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2005.

The New York Post reported on remarks made by Kraft, 72, at a New York awards gala Thursday.

Click here to read the full story on CNN.com.

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