Prosecutors Reportedly Offered Robert Kraft A Deal To Drop Soliciting Prostitution Charges

Jim Davis  Globe staff		Robert Kraft

Jim Davis Globe staff Robert Kraft

Florida prosecutors are offering to drop their charges against him for allegedly paying for sex at a South Florida massage parlor, according to the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ reports that even if the charges are dropped by the state, the National Football League could still hand out its own punishment, as it has done many times over in the case of players.

Spokesman Mike Edmondson said the men must concede they would be found guilty, perform 100 hours of community service, attend a class on the dangers of prostitution and pay $5,000 per count.

The "unusual provision" of the agreement would be for "defendants to review the evidence in the case and agree that, if it were to go to trial, the state would be able to prove their guilt" a source said.

Kraft is one of 25 people who were charged in Palm Beach County with soliciting prostitution, a charge with a maximum sentence one year in jail if a person is convicted.

In the wake of the bust hitting the news, a spokesperson "categorically denied" any wrongdoing on the part of Kraft.

It isn't clear whether Mr. Kraft and others would accept such a condition.

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A few days after being formally charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution, Robert Kraft has reportedly pled not guilty to the charges. In exchange, they can get their charges dropped, and then later expunged from their record.

In February, authorities announced that Kraft was videotaped twice paying for a sex act at an illicit massage parlor in Jupiter, Florida.

Golfer Tiger Woods entered a similar diversion program in 2017 when he was charged in Palm Beach County with driving under the influence.

Under Kraft's ownership, the Patriots have won six Super Bowls, including this year's 13-3 victory against the Los Angeles Rams, and 10 AFC titles.

The NFL has not taken any action against Kraft but has said its personal conduct policy "applies equally to everyone in the NFL" and it will handle "this allegation in the same way we would handle any issue under the policy".

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