Robert Kraft Releases First Statement Following Charges, "I Know I Have Hurt and Disappointed My Family"

March 23, 2019

Patriots owner Robert Kraft has now released a statement following the charges of soliciting prostitution in Florida.

According to ESPN, Kraft was "officially charged with two misdemeanor counts of first-degree solicitation." Weeks later, we are now getting to hear what he has to say.

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"I am truly sorry. I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard."

The statement goes on to say, "Throughout my life, I have always tried to do the right thing. The last thing I would ever want to do is disrespect another human being. I have extraordinary respect for women; my morals and my soul were shaped by the most wonderful woman, the love of my life, who I was blessed to have as my partner for 50 years." 

Kraft notes he wants his actions to speak for themselves. "As I move forward, I hope to continue to use the platform with which I have been blessed to help others and to try to make a difference. I expect to be judged not by my words, but by my actions. And through those actions, I hope to regain your confidence and respect."

His lawyer, William Burck, told ESPN: "There was no human trafficking and law enforcement knows it. The video and the traffic stop were illegal and law enforcement just doesn't want to admit it. The state attorney needs to step up and do the right thing and investigate how the evidence in this case was obtained."

His court date is set for March 28th.