On Tuesday afternoon, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's attorney officially filed court documents waiving his arraignment and requesting a jury trial. Kraft is facing misdemeanor charges for soliciting prostitution at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida.
According to the court documents, Kraft pleaded not guilty to the two misdemeanor charges of soliciting prostitution.
Earlier this month, the Patriots owner declined to take the plea deal that Florida prosecutors were offering – which would have included an admission of guilt.
Instead, he'll take the matter to court.
Last week, Kraft released a statement in which he apologized 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's arraignment was scheduled for March 28 before his attorneys requested a trial that would negate the arraignment.