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Brady Seems Irked by Joke at Kraft's Expense at Roast

He tells Jeff Ross to knock it off after a dig at the Patriots owner's massage arrest

(Newser) - Tom Brady took a lot of jokes about himself with good humor during a live-streamed Netflix roast on Sunday, reports People , but one at the expense of Patriots owner Robert Kraft appeared to tick him off a bit.
  • The joke: Comedian Jeff Ross, recounting Brady's earlier days: "So

Post-Belichick, a New Head Coach for NE Patriots

Jerod Mayo, assistant coach who has also played for team, is Patriots' first Black head coach

(Newser) - The man set to replace Bill Belichick to lead the New England Patriots is someone Belichick knows well. He's also now the team's first Black head coach, as well as the National Football League's youngest. The NFL reports that team owner Robert Kraft has handed coaching responsibilities...

On 'Black Monday,' All Eyes on Belichick

After dismal season, Patriots coach sounds like he wants to stay in the job

(Newser) - The NFL regular season is in the books, and one of the biggest questions on "Black Monday"—the day when coaches' heads often roll—is one that would have been unthinkable not too long ago: Will the Patriots fire Bill Belichick? The 71-year-old's once-powerful team just wrapped...

Patriots Owner Funds Effort to Battle Antisemitism

Campaign will include ads intended to move people who aren't Jewish

(Newser) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft faced the camera during a video call, pointing to a small, sky-blue lapel pin on his blazer. The pin is the symbol of a $25 million "Stand Up to Jewish Hate" campaign launched Monday by the 81-year-old billionaire through his Foundation to Combat...

Robert Kraft Has One Last Request of Tom Brady

Patriots owner wants QB to sign a one-day contract and retire as a Patriot

(Newser) - Might Tom Brady un-retire again? Maybe, but not to take the field once more. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft suggested Thursday on CNN that Brady sign a one-day contract so he could retire as a Patriot. "Not only do I want it, our fans are clamoring for it,...

Kraft Is Off the Hook on Sex Charge
Good News
for Patriots
Owner Kraft

Good News for Patriots Owner Kraft

Prosecutors give up on massage parlor case after court blocks use of video

(Newser) - Florida prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Thursday after courts blocked their use of video that allegedly shows him paying for massage parlor sex. Court records show that the owner and manager of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa are still facing numerous...

Flying Into Boston, a 'Remarkable Delivery'

Robert Kraft sent New England Patriots plane to China to pick up 1.2M N95 masks

(Newser) - Massachusetts just saw its largest one-day spike in coronavirus cases yet: more than 1,000 reports on Wednesday, bringing the state's total to over 7,700, with more than 120 dead, per Politico . With an expected surge of cases expected in the state in mid-April, Gov. Charlie Baker has...

Belichick Responds to Tom Brady's Departure

Patriots' coach and owner address quarterback's departure

(Newser) - The only coach and owner Tom Brady has known in his 20-season NFL career praised their departing quarterback on Tuesday. Calling Brady "a special person and the greatest quarterback of all-time," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said: "Tom was not just a player who bought into our program....

Robert Kraft Can't Give Money Away Now

Nonprofit rejects New England Patriots owner's donation in wake of prostitution scandal

(Newser) - As the president of a nonprofit that give Haitian kids free education, Patrick Moynihan can't exactly afford to turn down free money. And yet, as the Boston Globe reports, that's exactly what he did when embattled New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft offered his organization $100,000. "...

Kraft's Reported Convo With Cop Who Stopped Him: Dolphins

As in Miami team, which prosecutors say 'polite' Kraft mentioned while showing Super Bowl ring

(Newser) - What do you do when you're pulled over by the cops after leaving a day spa where you allegedly paid for sex? If the latest reports on Robert Kraft are accurate, you talk football and show off your Super Bowl ring. That's according to Florida prosecutors cited by...

Kraft Massage Parlor Video's Release Banned —for Now

Judge says it won't be released until case against New England Patriots owner is resolved

(Newser) - A video that police say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying a massage parlor worker for sex should not be publicly released for now because it would ruin his chance for a fair trial, a judge ruled Tuesday. Circuit Judge Leonard Hanser accepted arguments by Kraft's attorneys...

Spa Customers Videotaped in Kraft Case Sue Authorities

They say the surveillance was unlawful

(Newser) - Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly paid for sex. The lawsuit by 31 John and Jane Does alleges that...

Prosecutors Threaten New Move in Kraft Sex Case

That means releasing footage from a Florida spa

(Newser) - You may soon be watching video of Robert Kraft engaging in sex acts with alleged prostitutes at a Florida spa—if prosecutors follow through on their plan to release it, the Boston Globe reports. The Palm Beach County state attorney's office argued Wednesday in court papers that it can'...

Robert Kraft Wants a Jury Trial
Robert Kraft
Asks for Jury Trial

Robert Kraft Asks for Jury Trial

New England Patriots owner reaffirms not guilty plea, waives arraignment

(Newser) - Looks like Robert Kraft is going to trial. The New England Patriots owner has waived his right to an arraignment and requested a jury trial in his prostitution case, according to court documents filed Tuesday and obtained by CNN . Kraft, 77, pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor counts of soliciting...

Robert Kraft: 'I Am Truly Sorry'
Robert Kraft: 'I Am Truly Sorry'

Robert Kraft: 'I Am Truly Sorry'

The New England Patriots owner issues a statement

(Newser) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is apologizing after being charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation, the AP reports. "I am truly sorry," Kraft said in a statement Saturday. "I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans...

Robert Kraft Won't Go for Plea Deal: Source

New England Patriots owner said to be in negotiations with authorities

(Newser) - It's far from confirmed, but CNN and the Boston Globe are both out with stories citing a source or sources who say New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will not accept the plea deal that's been offered to him in a Florida prostitution case. The Globe refers to...

Prosecutors Make an Offer to Patriots Owner

Charges in prostitution case could be dropped, but there's a catch

(Newser) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft could see his charges dropped—as long as he admits that he would have been found guilty, had the case gone to trial. The proposed deferred prosecution agreement also calls for Kraft and a number of other men who have been charged with soliciting...

Patriots Owner Pleads Not Guilty
Patriots Owner
Pleads Not Guilty

Patriots Owner Pleads Not Guilty

Robert Kraft requests non-jury trial

(Newser) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has pleaded not guilty to two counts of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution in a Florida case, according to court documents released Thursday. Kraft's attorney Jack Goldberger filed the written plea with the Palm Beach County court on Wednesday, the AP reports. Kraft, 77,...

Kraft Allegedly Went to Parlor Hours Before AFC Game

The latest on Patriots owner's arrest

(Newser) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been hit with two counts of soliciting prostitution, NPR reports via the Palm Beach State Attorney's Office. Prosecutors allege he visited a Florida massage parlor for sex acts on the morning of the AFC Championship Game, which he attended in Kansas City...

2nd Billionaire Charged in Prostitution Ring

John Childs, 77, caught up in same sting as Patriots owner Robert Kraft

(Newser) - Not one billionaire, but two have been caught up in the human trafficking sting in Florida. Robert Kraft is the more high-profile name of the two (and the one everyone was buzzing about Friday), but equity firm owner John Childs has also made the list, per TCPalm . Childs, who owns...

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