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NFL Releases Statement On Prostitution Charges Involving Robert Kraft

Robert Kraft smiles at the Super Bowl.

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: CEO of the New England Patriots Robert Kraft attends the Super Bowl LIII Pregame at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

In one of the most unusual developments in recent memory, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged in a prostitution ring in Jupiter, Florida. His name was found alongside dozens of other men who allegedly solicited prostitution at a massage parlor.

Police suggest they have video footage of the sexual acts involving Kraft. Regardless of the possible evidence out there at this moment, the owner's legal team is denying all allegations.

While this situation is obviously disturbing for the Patriots, the story isn't even close to being over. According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, there are rumblings that an even bigger name than Kraft is on the suspect list.

Police are already issuing a warrant for Kraft's arrest as he is facing charges of soliciting prostitution.

As for the NFL, it appears it'll wait for all the details before handing their sanctions to New England's owner. However, it doesn't sound like any loss of draft picks will occur.

Schefter went on Twitter to post the league's initial statement, saying "The NFL is aware of the ongoing law enforcement matter and will continue to monitor developments."

It'll be interesting to see how the league handles an incident of this magnitude. There is no denying that it'll damper the mood in Foxborough.

Stay tuned for more updates.