When it comes to Super Bowl paraphernalia, President Donald Trump received a little extra from the New England Patriots following their fifth championship.

In news first shared by former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci via Twitter direct message to user @rslashpatriots, and reported locally by CSNNE’s Tom Curran, Pats owner Robert Kraft gave Trump a Super Bowl LI ring.

According to the team’s vice president of media relations Stacey James, the ring had Trump’s name engraved on it. Usually, the Pats give a president a jersey and helmet.

Monday night, James clarified some of the details on why Kraft gave Trump a ring, as well.

For starters, Kraft and Trump are friends. Since the Patriots were the first team to be honored by this administration, James relayed that Trump went “above and beyond” what the Patriots had previously experienced, giving tours to the players to parts of the 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. White House the other four Super Bowl winners did not get a chance to take in.

Trump wanted to have the ring displayed prominently in the presidential library, along with rest of the gifts the administration receives from future champions it honors.


Linebacker Dont’a Hightower was one of three key players to return to practice as the Patriots prepared to head to Detroit for their third preseason game.

Starting left tackle Nate Solder and running back Mike Gillislee were also back on the field after missing time with injuries.

GIANTS: Leading receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall seemingly avoided major injuries in a meaningless preseason game.

Coach Ben McAdoo said that the team’s wideouts are being listed as day to day after being hurt in the first half of Monday night’s preseason loss to the Cleveland Browns. Despite escaping without a major injury, McAdoo did not rule out playing them in either of the final two preseason games.

One of the NFL’s most dynamic receivers, Beckham underwent an MRI on Tuesday. It revealed the three-time Pro Bowler had a sprained left ankle.

Beckham was hurt after being hit around the knee by defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun after catching a pass.


X-Rays on Marshall’s shoulder were also negative and the team would also see how he responds to treatment, McAdoo said.

Giants offensive lineman Michael Bowie was charged with assault and battery in Oklahoma.

Tulsa County Assistant District Attorney Kenneth Elmore told the Tulsa World that Bowie grabbed his girlfriend by the neck during a fight at her home in Bixby, then broke two televisions and punched a hole in the wall.

CHARGERS: Center Max Tuerk was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Tuerk said in a statement issued through the team that he had taken over the counter supplements during the offseason.

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