Prominent NFL Team Owner Was Looking to Pay Someone “to Take a Knee” but Not like You Think

The NFL has lost a lot of its shine in recent years.  Most of their problems started when they took on player Kaepernick and then failed their audience when they bowed to his wants over patriotism. But It looks like the NFL has found itself a new scandal as the owner of the Patriots, Robert Kraft, was found soliciting sex.

Police said Kraft was involved in two incidents in the last month at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter and there is video evidence of both showing the Patriots owner in the act. Kraft is one of 25 people who will be charged by Jupiter Police in this specific bust.

“It appears when you go to the spa for a half hour the fee would be $59, for an hour that would be $79,” the lead detective on the case, Andrew Sharp, said at the news conference. He could not say how long Kraft was allegedly there or what he paid. Kraft was driven to the spa each time, police said, adding that the driver is not being charged.

“The video that we obtained, it shows the act that took place,” Sharp said. When asked specifically – does the video contain Kraft inside the spa receiving the alleged act, Sharp said, “The answer to that is yes.”

A spokesman for Mr. Kraft and the Patriots released a statement, saying: “We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further.”

Mr. Kraft is the most prominent name to emerge in the case, and the charges represent an embarrassing spectacle for a man who has become one of the most powerful owners in American sports. His Patriots have played in 10 Super Bowls since he bought the team, winning six times. He is a leading voice in the N.F.L.’s small fraternity of billionaire owners, a member of the committee that sets Commissioner Roger Goodell’s salary and a friend and political benefactor of President Trump.

In addition, the legal problems may place Mr. Goodell in the uncomfortable position of having to mete out some kind of punishment for the personal conduct of a man who is essentially one of his bosses.

The N.F.L.’s constitution gives Mr. Goodell broad authority to hold players and owners accountable for conduct he deems detrimental to the league. Previous punishments have included fines and suspensions, which prohibit owners from being at their team facilities or attending games.

“The N.F.L. is aware of the ongoing law enforcement matter and will continue to monitor developments,” the league said in a statement.”

How the mighty NFL has fallen…