National Football League in Robert Kraft statement: Will 'take appropriate action' based on facts

Ross Houston
February 25, 2019

The league adds it is "seeking a full understanding of the facts" and does not want to "interfere with an ongoing law enforcement investigation".

"They also have an interesting provision in Florida law that you have to complete 100 hours of community service and attend a prostitution and human trafficking awareness course", said Callan. The NFL says it will "take appropriate action as warranted based on the facts".

Robert Kraft was seen leaving a pre-Oscars party in California one day after being charged with soliciting sex from prostitutes in Florida.

In 2014, Colts owner Jim Irsay was suspended for six games and fined the maximum $500,000 for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

With no real news regarding the Robert Kraft case, the National Football League has nudged the cycle forward with a fresh statement regarding the situation.

Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr said there is video evidence of Kraft and 24 other men who are being charged with solicitation, reports West Palm Beach news station WPTV.

So what's the point of the new statement, issued out of the blue on a Monday morning?

Nine men with New England ties, including Kraft and billionaire John W. Childs, are accused of soliciting prostitution from women working at those parlors, officials said. The Patriots defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game on January 20.

Charges could be filed against Kraft as early as Monday, Michael B. Edmondson, a spokesman for State Attorney Dave Aronberg, told The Boston Globe on Sunday.

Kraft, through a spokesperson, "categorically" denies that he engaged in illegal activity.

If Kraft fails to escape prosecution or some level of plea, what will the league's response sound like?

"For me, RKK has been a great person to lean on as far as social justice stuff, a guy to lean on, a guy to talk to, always present in the locker room, always there to talk to guys", said McCourty.

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