Robert Kraft Releases First Public Statement After Prostitution Charges, Asks For Respect

A few weeks back, it was reported that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution in the first degree. The owner of the most successful team in the NFL didn’t immediately come forward to share his side of the story. In fact, he did so at the annual NFL league meetings in Arizona just recently.

Everyone was dying to find out what Kraft’s views were on the prostitution solicitation charges against him in Florida. Well, the statement he just made was rather lengthy and it’s worth spending a few minutes reading it. Kraft explained:

“In deference to the judicial process, I have remained silent these past several weeks. To correct some of the misinformation surrounding this matter, my attorney made his first public comments on Friday night. I would like to use this opportunity to say something that I have wanted to say for four weeks. I am truly sorry, I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fan 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 think I would ever want to do is disrespect another human being. I have extraordinary respect for women; my morals and my should were shaped by the most wonderful woman, the love of my life, who I was blessed to have as a partner for 50 years. As I move forward, I hope to continue to use the platform with which I have been blessed to help others and to try to make a difference. I expect to be judged not by my words but by my actions. And through those actions, I hope to regain your confidence and your respect.”

Earlier this week it was reported that Kraft rejected a plea bargain offered to him.