Prosecutors in Florida have offered to drop solicitation of prostitution charges against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft if he agrees to admit that he would have been proven guilty had he gone to trial to fight the charges, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Andrew Beaton.
Kraft, 77, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of first-degree solicitation after he was allegedly caught on camera paying for, and receiving, oral and manual sex at the infamous Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida.
One of the incidents allegedly occurred back in January on the morning of the Patriots’ AFC Championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs, which the Patriots won en route to their Super Bowl victory.
According to the report, prosecutors have offered the same deal to the other men charged in the sting. Beaton considered the offer “unusual” (h/t NBC Sports Boston).
Additionally, if Kraft decides to take the deal, the Patriots owner will have to complete an education course about prostitution, complete 100 hours of community service, and undergo screening for sexually transmitted diseases.
According to ESPN, Kraft is one of 200 people that allegedly engaged in sex acts at Florida massage parlors that were targeted in the sting.
Kraft has denied the allegations.
Judge Blocks Release of Robert Kraft Spa Video
Apparently that reportedly “damning” video of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s visit to the infamous Orchids of Asia Day Spa, where he allegedly received sexual services, won’t be reaching the public just yet.
The Assistant State Attorney in Palm Beach County has filed new court documents saying that he is obligated to release the footage, involving Kradt and shot inside the Day Spa, to the media as a matter of law.
However, Florida 15th Judicial Circuit Court Joseph Marx has blocked the release of the video for now, according to ABC News.
“I don’t want this released until I’ve ruled,” Marx said in an emergency hearing on a conference call with the two parties and the media late Wednesday afternoon.
Under Florida’s so-called “Sunshine” law, any records made or received by any public agency in the course of its official business are available for inspection, unless specifically exempted by the Florida Legislature, per the report.
Florida state officials said that they would “pixelate or blur depictions of obscene or pornographic images before releasing such records to the public, absent a court order.”
Kraft’s lawyers filed a letter to the judge in court records to apprise him of what they described as “an extraordinary and alarming development involving what appears to be gross prosecutorial misconduct” and accused law enforcement officials of trying to circumvent the judgment of the court.
The plot continues to thicken, but for now, Kraft’s video is locked away from the public.
Tom Brady And Pats Play Record 8th AFC Championship Game, Seek 6th Superbowl
It’s Championship Sunday and one of the NFL staples remain atop the league. The New England Patriots are appearing in their record 8th AFC title game in hopes of competing for a sixth title.
A season that most organizations would be happy with, was one of challenge for the Patriots. Usually a top tier team, they suffered bad losses to the Jaguars, Titans and Dolphins. However, in Patriot fashion along a weak AFC East, the Patriots finished 11-5, won a 10th straight conference title and secured a first round bye.
Kansas City will host New England in the AFC Championship game in what is a rematch from week six. That game featured an offensive clinic , As reported by CBS Boston, Brady went 24-35 passing for 340 yards and touchdown in that game; Mahomes went 23-36 passing for 352 yards and four touchdowns. The AFC Championship could very well play out the same way.
The Chiefs will be a tough out, They won their first home playoff game in 25 years last week against the Colts and are riding one of the most prolific offenses in history behind quarterback whisperer Andy Reid and phenome Patrick Mahomes who is arguably the NFLs best young QB.
In what is a David and Goliath matchup, Brady seems to imply they are the underdog. As he told CBS’s Tracy Wolfson, “I know everyone thinks we suck and, you know, cant win games,”. Will the dynasty continue? Or will Reid and Mahomes hoist the Lombardi?
I’m leaning towards the game plan of Bill Belichick and veteran experience of Tom Brady in this one. I think a Patriot/Saints matchup is in order. Either way, it will undoubtedly be one for the ages.
Game Time: Sunday January 20th at 6:40ET/5:40CT on CBS.
Super Bowl 52: All Records That Were Set, Broken On Sunday Night
Super Bowl 52 finally saw the Philadelphia Eagles reel in their 1st ever Super Bowl trophy but both the Eagles and the New England Patriots put on championship performances.
A number of records were set and broken during Sunday night’s big game and Elias Sports Bureau composed a list to illustrate all the history:
Super Bowl records set in Super Bowl LII
Most Games: 8, Tom Brady
Most Games, Head Coach: 8, Bill Belichick
Most Passes, Career: 357, Tom Brady
Most Completions, Career: 235, Tom Brady
Most Passing Yards, Career: 2576, Tom Brady
Most Passing Yards, Game: 505, Tom Brady
Most Touchdown Passes, Career: 18, Tom Brady
Most Games, Team: 10, New England
Most Points, Game, Losing Team: 33, New England
Most First Downs Passing, Game, Both Teams: 42, New England vs. Philadelphia
Most Total Yards, Game, Team: 613, New England
Most Total Yards, Game, Both Teams: 1,151, New England vs. Philadelphia
Most Passing Yards, Game, Team: 500, New England
Most Passing Yards, Game, Both Teams: 874, New England vs. Philadelphia
Fewest Punts, Game, Team: 0, New England
Fewest Punts, Game, Both Teams: 1, New England vs. Philadelphia
Most Missed PAT Conversions, Game, Both Teams: 4, New England vs. Philadelphia
Super Bowl records tied in Super Bowl LII
Most Passes, None Intercepted, Game: 48, Tom Brady
Most Field Goals, Game, Both Teams: 5, New England vs. Philadelphia
Most First Downs, Game, Both Teams: 54, New England vs. Philadelphia
Most Passes, Game, Both Teams: 93, New England vs. Philadelphia
Most Touchdown Passes, Game, Both Teams: 7, New England vs. Philadelphia
Fewest Times Sacked, Game, Team: 0, Philadelphia
Fewest Times Sacked, Game, Both Teams: 1, New England vs. Philadelphia
Fewest Punt Returns, Game, Both Teams: 0, New England vs. Philadelphia
Fewest Yards, Punt Returns, Game, Both Teams: 0, New England vs. Philadelphia
Fewest Fumbles, Game, Team: 0, Philadelphia
Fewest Fumbles Lost, Game, Team: 0, Philadelphia
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