Adam Schefter on OMF details potential penalties for Robert Kraft/Patriots following soliciting prostitution charge

Ryan Hannable
February 22, 2019 - 2:44 pm

On Friday morning, Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged with two separate counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution as part of a sting operation in Florida where there was a six-month investigation into human traffickers who had lured women in to work as prostitutes.

There were 25 names released, and appearing on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria Friday afternoon, ESPN's Adam Schefter said there will be 175 more names.

"We got 25 names today, there are 175 more names coming," he said. "Some will just be regular people of names we don't know. There could be other names we do know."

Schefter also got into what discipline could be coming for Kraft and potentially the Patriots, as he's subject to discipline under the NFL’s personal conduct policy. It lists 14 violations, including “sexual assault and other sex offenses.” 

Most recently, the NFL suspended Colts owner Jim Irsay six games and fined him $500,000 for violating the personal conduct policy. Schefter seems to think something similar could be coming, but nothing more.

"We'll see what the league decides to do and how the league decides to handle it, but the league I would think would investigate this, come to its own conclusions and if the league finds that there's been any wrongdoing ... [things that] are in violation of the personal conduct policy there will then at that point in time be a fine levied," he said. "I would think there would be a potential suspension levied depending on what the league finds. To me, it doesn't go beyond that because that is what we're talking about -- penalizing the individual."

Kraft has denied being involved in any illegal activity.

Related: TMZ's Evan Rosenblum on D&K: 'Almost a 100 percent certainty' video of Robert Kraft walking into parlor will be released

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