A few weeks ago, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was singled out as a guilty party in a human trafficking bust in South Florida. Kraft wasn’t alone in receiving his marching orders, as 14 other individuals were also listed as defendants in the case.
Not only was the public surprised (they shouldn’t have been) to see Kraft’s name included in the dossier, but there was surveillance footage to back it up, made ironic by the many social justice hats been known to wear atop his flawless comb, i.e “criminal justice reform” to name the most obvious one. So, in that sense, it was only a matter of time before Kraft broke his silence, and made a return to public life.
“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,” Kraft shared as his opening remarks.
And then boom he said it. “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,” thus allowing the pardoning process to begin. While sex work is a good industry when it’s self-regulated, human trafficking is a different sort of monster.
Kraft’s actions, although forgivable, present a conflict of interest, if ever he’s asked to take a hard stance on Patriots player’s personal conduct. You can read the rest of the communique in the above Tweet or in the TMZ disclaimer here.