Americans who have grown sick and tired of the success of the New England Patriots can rejoice in feelings of schadenfreude at the unfortunate report of the owner of the NFL team, Robert Kraft, being charged with soliciting a prostitution.
The billionaire businessman was one of 25 johns who were charged in Florida in a major human trafficking investigation, Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr told WPTV.
The police chief said that there is video evidence of all of the men being charged.
The Patriots just won the Super Bowl on February 3 in a game that was noted for its lack of scoring — which is apparently not a problem for Kraft.
When asked if he was surprised about the arrest of Kraft, he replied, “We’re as deeply stunned as anyone else.”
TMZ Sports tweeted that a spokesman denied the allegations leveled against the 77-year-old team owner:
“We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further.”
Robert Kraft's spokesman: “We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further.” https://t.co/twzJ8dCv3l
— michael j. babcock (@mikejbabcock) February 22, 2019
WPTV reported that Kraft and President Trump are friends and that he is a frequent visitor to Mar-a-Lago, noting that he was just in the area this past weekend attending a fundraiser.
Kraft was married for 48 years until his wife passed away in 2011 — according to the NBC affiliate, he has dated actress Ricki Noel Lander, 39, since 2012.
He has not been arrested on the charges, which allegedly include at least two separate occasions at a massage parlor in Florida roughly “a month ago,” TMZ Sports reported.
The establishment in question is Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, according to police. The average cost per visit for services is $59 or $79 per hour,
Officials say Kraft was driven to the spa by a chauffeur, TMZ Sports added.
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