As you may have heard this offseason, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is facing misdemeanor charges for soliciting prostitution. Earlier this week, Kraft officially entered a not guilty plea and requested a jury trial on the matter.
Kraft is accused of soliciting prostitution at a day spa in Jupiter, Florida. Had he agreed to the plea deal, it would have been an admission of guilt.
Instead, Kraft will fight the charges in court. Earlier today, his lawyers fired a new motion on his behalf.
According to ESPN's Michele Steele, the motion is to suppress video evidence from the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. Kraft's attorneys are claiming Florida authorities used "the most drastic, invasive, indiscriminate spying conceivable."
Sports betting attorney Daniel Wallach provided some excellent insight into Kraft's potential case for suppressing video evidence.
Last week, Kraft released a statement apologizing for his actions.
“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.
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 has been the owner of the Patriots since 1994.