Latest deal from Florida prosecutors for Robert Kraft reportedly a 'non-starter,' intense negotiations over next week expected

Ryan Hannable
March 19, 2019 - 9:30 pm

On Tuesday, there was word Florida prosecutors have offered a deal to Robert Kraft and others to have their soliciting prostitution charges dropped. This would happen if the men were to admit they would be found guilty at a trial.

But, it doesn't look like Kraft will go for it.

According to ESPN's T.J. Quinn, this is a "non-starter" for him and to expect intense negotiations over the next week in advance of his March 28 scheduled court date.

Quinn also notes Kraft had two goals: getting as much distance as possible from any trafficking allegations, and keeping the video evidence sealed. There appears to be no evidence of trafficking, and with the right diversion agreements the evidence would be sealed.

The Patriots owner has yet to publicly address the matter, although he did deny any illegal activity in a statement through a spokesman when he was first charged.

Related: SI's Michael McCann on OMF: Robert Kraft prostitution case likely gets resolved in plea deal