Robert Kraft

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Robert Kraft Can't Give Money Away Now

Nonprofit rejects New England Patriots owner's donation in wake of prostitution scandal

(Newser) - As the president of a nonprofit that give Haitian kids free education, Patrick Moynihan can't exactly afford to turn down free money. And yet, as the Boston Globe reports, that's exactly what he did when embattled New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft offered his organization $100,000. "... More »

Kraft's Reported Convo With Cop Who Stopped Him: Dolphins

As in Miami team, which prosecutors say 'polite' Kraft mentioned while showing Super Bowl ring

(Newser) - What do you do when you're pulled over by the cops after leaving a day spa where you allegedly paid for sex? If the latest reports on Robert Kraft are accurate, you talk football and show off your Super Bowl ring. That's according to Florida prosecutors cited by... More »

Kraft Massage Parlor Video's Release Banned —for Now

Judge says it won't be released until case against New England Patriots owner is resolved

(Newser) - A video that police say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying a massage parlor worker for sex should not be publicly released for now because it would ruin his chance for a fair trial, a judge ruled Tuesday. Circuit Judge Leonard Hanser accepted arguments by Kraft's attorneys... More »

Spa Customers Videotaped in Kraft Case Sue Authorities

They say the surveillance was unlawful

(Newser) - Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly paid for sex. The lawsuit by 31 John and Jane Does alleges that... More »

Prosecutors Threaten New Move in Kraft Sex Case

That means releasing footage from a Florida spa

(Newser) - You may soon be watching video of Robert Kraft engaging in sex acts with alleged prostitutes at a Florida spa—if prosecutors follow through on their plan to release it, the Boston Globe reports. The Palm Beach County state attorney's office argued Wednesday in court papers that it can'... More »

Robert Kraft Asks for Jury Trial

New England Patriots owner reaffirms not guilty plea, waives arraignment

(Newser) - Looks like Robert Kraft is going to trial. The New England Patriots owner has waived his right to an arraignment and requested a jury trial in his prostitution case, according to court documents filed Tuesday and obtained by CNN . Kraft, 77, pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor counts of soliciting... More »

Robert Kraft: 'I Am Truly Sorry'

The New England Patriots owner issues a statement

(Newser) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is apologizing after being charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation, the AP reports. "I am truly sorry," Kraft said in a statement Saturday. "I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans... More »

Robert Kraft Won't Go for Plea Deal: Source

New England Patriots owner said to be in negotiations with authorities

(Newser) - It's far from confirmed, but CNN and the Boston Globe are both out with stories citing a source or sources who say New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will not accept the plea deal that's been offered to him in a Florida prostitution case. The Globe refers to... More »

Prosecutors Make an Offer to Patriots Owner

Charges in prostitution case could be dropped, but there's a catch

(Newser) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft could see his charges dropped—as long as he admits that he would have been found guilty, had the case gone to trial. The proposed deferred prosecution agreement also calls for Kraft and a number of other men who have been charged with soliciting... More »

Patriots Owner Pleads Not Guilty

Robert Kraft requests non-jury trial

(Newser) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has pleaded not guilty to two counts of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution in a Florida case, according to court documents released Thursday. Kraft's attorney Jack Goldberger filed the written plea with the Palm Beach County court on Wednesday, the AP reports. Kraft, 77,... More »

Kraft Allegedly Went to Parlor Hours Before AFC Game

The latest on Patriots owner's arrest

(Newser) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been hit with two counts of soliciting prostitution, NPR reports via the Palm Beach State Attorney's Office. Prosecutors allege he visited a Florida massage parlor for sex acts on the morning of the AFC Championship Game, which he attended in Kansas City... More »

2nd Billionaire Charged in Prostitution Ring

John Childs, 77, caught up in same sting as Patriots owner Robert Kraft

(Newser) - Not one billionaire, but two have been caught up in the human trafficking sting in Florida. Robert Kraft is the more high-profile name of the two (and the one everyone was buzzing about Friday), but equity firm owner John Childs has also made the list, per TCPalm . Childs, who owns... More »

Trump Responds to Charges Against Robert Kraft

'Very sad,' but president notes that his friend has denied the prostitution allegations

(Newser) - President Trump defended friend Robert Kraft on Friday after news broke that the Patriots owner has been charged with soliciting prostitution . The situation is "very sad" and "I was very surprised to see it," said the president, per the Hill . But Trump also made a point to... More »

Trafficking Sting Leads to Surprise Warrant for Patriots Owner

Robert Kraft charged with 2 counts of soliciting prostitution in Florida massage parlor

(Newser) - More than two dozen people have been arrested in Florida, caught up in a human trafficking bust, and among them: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, NBC News reports. Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr said Friday that Kraft was charged with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution, and that there'... More »

How Tom Brady's Trainer Could Destroy a Sports Dynasty

ESPN suggests 'end is near' for Brady, Belichick, and owner Kraft

(Newser) - With the NFL playoffs about to start, those who love to hate the New England Patriots will love to read a lengthy new ESPN story about trouble at the very top of the organization. The story by Seth Wickersham wonders whether this is "the beginning of the end" for... More »

Trump-Backing Owner Locks Arms With Players for Anthem

And Patriots owner Robert Kraft 'deeply disappointed' by his pal Trump

(Newser) - Patriots owner Robert Kraft kicked in $1 million toward Donald Trump's inaugural, gave the president a Super Bowl ring , and publicly confesses the two have long been friendly, reports CBS Sports . So if you expected Kraft to hold his silence while Trump took on NFL players who kneel during... More »

Another Brady Just Got a Super Bowl Ring

Team owner surprised cancer survivor Galynn Brady

(Newser) - Super Bowl LI went down as one of the biggest comebacks in the game’s history, but for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the significance of winning was compounded by a more personal matter. During the 2016 season, his mother Galynn Brady was undergoing treatment for cancer, reports NBC... More »

Patriots Owner: We Won't Appeal Deflategate Punishment

Robert Kraft says he 'reluctantly' realizes it's in everyone's best interests

(Newser) - Tom Brady filed an appeal just days after the league suspended him for four games over Deflategate —but the Patriots have given up and won't be fighting the league's punishment, CBS News reports. In a five-minute press conference today out of San Francisco, where the league is... More »

Putin: 'Stolen' Super Bowl Ring Was a Gift, OK?

Do not make him repeat it, either.

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin may be newly single (or not!) , but CNN reports that he's taking exception to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's assertion that he's got sticky fingers . The Russian president today denied pilfering Kraft's Super Bowl ring during his 2005 visit to St. Petersburg,... More »

Putin Stole My Super Bowl Ring: Patriots Owner

Says White House told him to say it was a gift

(Newser) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says Vladimir Putin pilfered his Super Bowl ring. In a speech at Carnegie Hall’s Medal of Excellence gala, he recounted a meeting with the Russian president in 2005, the year the Patriots beat the Philadelphia Eagles: "I took out the ring and... More »

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