It seems like the NFL is finally awake.
The football world was stunned last week when it was reported that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft would be imminently charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution. Everyone other than seemingly the league itself was shocked; the NFL pretty much said nothing
Now that the organization has its bearings at long last, the NFL issued a statement that actually sounds professional and attentive:
A new NFL statement on #Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s allegations of soliciting prostitution says the league is seeking “a full understanding of the facts” while not interfering with an ongoing investigation. Here it is in full: pic.twitter.com/8x1XMgen6T— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 25, 2019
There you go! Was that so difficult?
While the NFL did say that Kraft would be held to the same standards as players under its personal conduct policy, they did not say they would be issuing their own investigation. It seems like the league always takes matters into their own hands when it has to do with a player -- particularly if and when damning video footage comes to light -- but perhaps they'd rather sit back and let this play out on its own before targeting one of the more wealthy men in their circle of trust (and a man who happens to operate the reigning Super Bowl champs).
They won't have to wait too long to receive the necessary details from law enforcement, as Kraft could be arrested as early as Monday afternoon.
Robert Kraft could be charged soon in prostitution bust https://t.co/hWDm94TB1h— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) February 25, 2019