On Friday, police in Florida announced that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is facing two charges for soliciting a prostitute.
Several hours after the news broke, the NFL acknowledged it in a statement:
“The NFL is aware of the ongoing law enforcement matter and will continue to monitor developments.”
The NFL statement on #Patriots owner Robert Kraft and his solicitation charge: “The NFL is aware of the ongoing law enforcement matter and will continue to monitor developments.”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 22, 2019
Kraft purchased the Patriots in 1994, overseeing the team for 10 Super Bowl appearances and six Super Bowl victories.
Once the warrant is issued, Kraft will get a summons in the mail ordering him to turn himself in. He is not expected to be arrested. Kraft’s lawyers will likely contact the county attorney and make arrangements for Kraft to come to court in Florida and turn himself in, according to WBZ-TV’s Cheryl Fiandaca.
Kraft, who has a home on Palm Beach, could face up to a year in jail, probation or fines. He could also face discipline from the NFL under the league’s personal conduct policy.
“We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity,” a Kraft spokesperson told CNN on Friday. “Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further.”
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