• Patriots owner Robert Kraft apologizes in first public comments since solicitation charges

    By: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    Patriots owner Robert Kraft apologized in his first public comment since he was charged with solicitation last month after visiting a Florida day spa.

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    “I am truly sorry,” Kraft, 77, said in a statement, ESPN reported. “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.”

    Kraft’s attorney released a statement Friday night disputing the charges and questioning how the evidence was obtained.

    Authorities charged Kraft in February with two counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution, a misdemeanor, after he was videotaped at Orchids of Asia Day Spa in January.

    Kraft has pleaded not guilty to the charges and will not accept a plea deal.

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