Robert Kraft showed officers his Super Bowl ring during traffic stop, court records say

Alex Reimer
April 26, 2019 - 1:14 pm

One of the few remaining mysteries about Robert Kraft’s pair of visits to the Orchids of Asia Day Spa revolves the traffic stop police used to identify the 77-year-old billionaire. The Boston Globe uncovered court records Friday that describe the interaction on Jan. 19, which appeared to be cordial and included some light ribbing.

According to court documents, Kraft flashed his Super Bowl ring when officers pulled him following his first of two trips to the day spa where he allegedly solicited prostitution. 

“Robert Kraft was very polite and respectful during the whole process . . . (he) asked the (officer) if he was a Dolphins fan,’’ prosecutors wrote, per the Globe. “He then told the officer he was the owner of the Patriots . . . and showed his Super Bowl ring.”

Despite getting pulled over, Kraft returned to the spa the next morning, just hours before the Patriots took on the Chiefs in the AFC championship. 

Kraft’s high-powered attorneys have since argued the traffic stop was illegal. They are also contesting the surveillance cameras were installed under false pretenses, as prosecutors admitted in court they don't expect to file human trafficking charges in connection to the case.

Earlier this week, a judge ruled the videos taken of Kraft inside of the spa cannot be released until a jury is seated or the case is resolved. On Friday, Kraft’s attorneys are arguing for the tapes to be thrown out entirely. But since the videos have been in existence for months, the possibility remains they’ve already been copied and shared. The Blast, a TMZ offshoot, claims it’s viewed a copy of the recording. 

The attorneys for two of the women who serviced Kraft in the spa, owner Zua Hang and therapist Lei Wang, received permission from a judge this week to subpoena The Blast in an attempt to find its purported source for the videos. Both women are fighting an array of federal prostitution charges.