When the news that the owner of the NFL team the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, was arrested on two counts of soliciting prostitution during a human trafficking investigation, NFL fans exploded, as did the rest of the world. Kraft has managed to take the Patriots to great heights, and that includes six wins at the Superbowl – most recently in 2019.
BREAKING: Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, has been charged in Palm Beach County with soliciting of a prostitute, according to Jupiter Police. The charges stem from an months long investigation into a massage parlor. @CBSMiami
— Jim DeFede (@DeFede) February 22, 2019
Kraft was one of 25 people charged in the case. The rate was $59 for a half hour inside the massage parlor and $79 for an hour.
Kraft is estimated to be worth $6.6 Billion. @CBSMiami
— Jim DeFede (@DeFede) February 22, 2019
Although Kraft denies the allegations, authorities say they have video evidence of Kraft and 25 others visiting a day spa in Jupiter, Florida, to solicit sex from women who were victims of sex trafficking. Apparently, they set up a hidden camera that caught him red-handed, among other big names.
MORE: Authorities, who set up hidden cameras at the day spa, said there's video evidence of all of all of the suspects, including Patriots owner Robert Kraft, participating in the alleged acts. https://t.co/bHHgDtkivI pic.twitter.com/Lv9laROJ9M
— ABC News (@ABC) February 22, 2019
Being a record-setting owner, Kraft is certainly getting a lot of reaction on Twitter. Sadly, it’s not exactly what he’s looking for.
The Twitter reaction to the news was immediate, and a mixture of funny and serious.
Bet that whole massage parlor smells like Bengay.
— 👑🍑🏆ATLANTA IS A SOCCER TOWN! 👑🍑🏆 (@Lex_Naija) February 22, 2019
It was in front of us the entire time pic.twitter.com/kdJX4Qpu4z
— Good Fundies Brian (@OmarMinayaFan) February 22, 2019
— Chris Shaw (@ChrisLShaw) February 22, 2019
I wonder if Meek Mill will visit Robert Kraft in jail.
— Robin Lundberg (@robinlundberg) February 22, 2019
Of course, the Trump angle:
"He has denied it," Trump says of Robert Kraft. Always interesting, with Trump, or any politician for that matter, to see who gets the benefit of the doubt and who doesn't.
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) February 22, 2019
For months, Trump has been using human trafficking as justification to build the wall.
His vocal supporter, Robert Kraft, just got implicated in a human trafficking ring. pic.twitter.com/QenyPEq2vQ
— Roshan Rinaldi (@Roshan_Rinaldi) February 22, 2019
As a “tribute” to Kraft’s Superbowl-winning status:
So I guess 6 rings just weren’t enough for Robert Kraft. He needed a sex ring, too.
— Jason Pellegrini (@JPellegrini1983) February 22, 2019
– 2001 Super Bowl Ring
– 2003 Super Bowl Ring
– 2004 Super Bowl Ring
– 2014 Super Bowl Ring
– 2016 Super Bowl Ring
– 2018 Super Bowl Ring
– 2019 Prostitution Ring
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) February 22, 2019
And, as a “tribute” to Colin Kaepernick…
Bro I thought Bob Kraft was against people taking a knee amirite
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) February 22, 2019
For many reasons, Kraft’s being charged isn’t surprising. For one, President Donald Trump is a Patriots fan, and Kraft is a Trump supporter. For those who don’t get the connection, Trump is also friends with Jeffrey Epstein, who is a convicted pedophile, and was jailed for 13 months for various acts with underage girls.
As a result of the reduced sentence, the then-U.S. Attorney and now Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is being investigated, as he’s been accused of breaking the law in offering Epstein the plea deal.
Jeffrey Epstein is a convicted pedophile and sex trafficker. Under oath Epstein says he knows The Pathological Liar. When asked if he was ever with The Liar with underaged girls, he takes The Fifth. The Liar’s Labor Sec. orchestrates corrupt sentencing for Epstein. Do The Math.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) February 22, 2019
Taking a closer look at Judge Kenneth Mara's opinion and order finding that the DOJ — and specifically then-US Attorney, now Labor Secretary Alex Acosta — violated the law in the Epstein plea deal. (Thread)https://t.co/QfengNVRAa
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 22, 2019
The timing of the charges against Kraft is interesting at very least. Considering the circles he’s run in, and the other revelations that came out today about Acosta, it appears that the Good ‘Ole Boys Network is alive and well. One can only hope that justice prevails in this and every other case… Eventually.
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