Robert Kraft explains why he chose Super Bowl LI ring for auction, which sold for over $1 million

Ryan Hannable
May 27, 2020 - 9:31 am

Last week, Robert Kraft's Super Bowl LI ring sold for just over $1 million in an auction for the All-in Challenge.

Appearing on Fox News' Hannity Tuesday night, Kraft explained he chose that ring because he feels that game relates to what the country is going through right now amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“That was was pretty special," he said. "I have a good friend, Michael Rubin, who started the All-in Challenge. He said try and come up with something special that could garner a lot of support. I thought about our fifth Super Bowl and we were down 28-3 with two minutes to go in the third period and had a .04 chance of winning the game and 99.6 (percent) chance to lose. We came back and it was a great, great victory.

"In some ways I feel the mood of our country is a little down and we’re still the greatest country in the world. We’re going to come back. I thought our ring epitomized that.”

Kraft said the ring was bought by a Patriots fan, who right now is choosing to remain anonymous. 

The Patriots and Kraft have done a number of different things to help out during the pandemic, most notably allowing their plane to be used to fly to China to pick up PPE for Massachusetts and other surrounding states.

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