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Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged in prostitution sting

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Big news dropped on Friday that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting a prostitute, and there is a warrant out for his arrest.

The charges come as a result of an eight month investigation, initially triggered by a complaint filed with the Health Department in July 2018, according to WPTV. They note that this is just the beginning of a multi-agency investigation that targeted five day spas and spans coast to coast.

“I think it’s very safe to say without any hyperbole that this is the tip of the iceberg,” Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said in a press conference on Friday. The Sheriff also noted that about 100 men would be arrested in connection with the case.

It’s being reported that the billionaire had his chauffeur drop him off at the day spa and that there’s video evidence of him inside the establishment. Kraft, through his representatives, is denying involvement in any illegal activity.

Just weeks removed from his franchise winning yet another Super Bowl, Kraft will now potentially be looking at legal discipline. He’s also subject to NFL discipline via the league’s personal conduct policy.

And while the Twitter timeline is filled with jokes at the owner’s expense, the situation is related to a much more serious human-trafficking problem that is not at all funny.

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