Patriots owner Robert
Kraft is involved in a major scandal, but the NFL hasn’t made a statement
regarding his charges. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hasn’t made an official
announcement, and there are rumors suggesting that Kraft won’t have to deal with
An owner of a NFC team and executive of another NFC team talked to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer they don’t expect the league to suspend Robert Kraft over the prostitution-solicitation charges. The NFL Commissioner said Wednesday at the Owners’ Meetings the NFL is gathering information and won’t determine the future development of events until Kraft’s case is legally solved.
“NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says on #Patriots owner Robert
Kraft, he won’t speculate on discipline and adds the league will be gathering
its own facts on the situation,” Ian Rapoport tweeted. “No resolution until his
legal matter is concluded.”
Goodell didn’t reveal much information regarding Kraft’s suspension. “I’m not going to speculate on the last part about discipline. But, yes, of course we’ll be gathering our own facts to try to understand what actually transpired as we would in any case.”
He said the same thing right after the scandal broke, but didn’t fail to
mention that the league will conduct an investigation/
think we said several weeks ago, the personal conduct policy applies to
everybody,” Goodell said of the process.
executives, players, coaches, and it will be applied to everybody. But it will
be done after we get all the facts and we have all the information. We will be
fair and smart about it, and that’s what we will do.”
judge Leonard Hanser postponed the trial and prosecutors have chance to appeal
the decision to suppress the spa video in which the Patriots owner receives sex
acts at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Fla. on Jan. 19 and Jan.20.
build their case around the spa video, and some say that Kraft will win this
case if the video evidence is suppressed.
An anonymous NFC executive is convinced that the NFL won’t sanction Kraft.
“No, nor should he be,”
the executive said. “I’d be pretty surprised if he was.”
see what happens with his trial.