Adam Schefter explains his name bigger than Robert Kraft report

Ryan Hannable
March 07, 2019 - 8:02 am

A few weeks ago, the day Robert Kraft was first charged with soliciting prostitution in Florida, ESPN’s Adam Schefter went on SportsCenter and said there was a name bigger than Kraft involved.

“I’m told that Robert Kraft is not the biggest name involved down there in South Florida, and we will see what police turn up in the report,” he said.

Florida officials were puzzled, even going on record saying they didn’t know who he was talking about.

Appearing on Wednesday’s Pardon My Take podcast, Schefter explained his point of view.

“Again, I don’t have the name,” Schefter said. “I don’t have the name. Because I was not given the name. And, again, maybe I should have framed it a little differently because the story took on a life of its own. And I should have said, ‘There are people down there telling me…’ Now, there are people who tell you things. They sometimes come to be and sometimes don’t.”

He added: “Wasn’t John Havens, who was second in command at Citigroup, a big name? Like I had people from CNBC — I could show you the texts — texting me, literally I could read to you right now, ‘John Havens was caught in the sting. He ran Sales and Trading for Morgan Stanley, was the No. 2 at Citigroup. How can people destroy their lives?’”

This was Schefter’s first time publicly addressing what happened.

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