Patriots: 2018 champions receive Super Bowl rings Thursday night
Members of the 2018/2019 New England Patriots championship-winning squad are set to receive their Super Bowl rings in a private ceremony Thursday night.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been embroiled in controversy ever since reports surfaced linking him to a massage parlor prostitution sting back in February. However, in recent days Kraft has had plenty of pleasant, non-scandal-related events and activities to take his mind off his legal affairs.
For one, he’s been spotted attending the Boston Bruins’ home playoff games against the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup Finals. And on Thursday evening, Kraft is expected to host dozens of players, coaches, and staffers at his home in a Super Bowl ring presentation ceremony.
Most current members of the Patriots’ roster are expected to be in attendance as the Super Bowl champions are once again honored for their 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in last February’s big game. A number of former team members are expected to attend as well, including defensive end Trey Flowers (who left for the Detroit Lions in free agency) and former defensive coordinator/current Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores.
The Lombardi Trophy will also be proudly displayed at the ceremony, as evidenced by the photo above, which was posted earlier Thursday morning on the team’s official Twitter account.
Previous ring ceremonies held at the Kraft residence have featured celebrity guests as entertainment, including rapper/actor Snoop Dogg, rapper Gucci Mane, and actor/comedian Tracy Morgan. There’s always plenty of dancing, plenty of drinking, and plenty of opportunities for players to show off their new bling.
While the exact look and design of the rings has been kept under wraps in anticipation of the big reveal Thursday night, the team did post a short teaser video to their Twitter showing the rings as they were being designed and constructed. You can check out the video below: