Putin Purloins Pats Paraphernalia?

“I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy.” — President Bush, on his friend Russian President Vladmir Putin


“Putin Pockets Pats Owner’s Super Bowl Ring – Following a meeting of American business executives and Putin at Konstantinovsky Palace near St. Petersburg on Saturday, [New England Patriot’s owner Robert] Kraft showed the [diamond-encrusted Super Bowl] ring to Putin — who tried it on, put it in his pocket and left, said Russian news reports.” — AP, 6/29/05

UPDATE: Kraft says ring was a gift.