Michael Rubin defends Robert Kraft in prostitution case: 'He’s going to come through this stronger than ever'

Ryan Hannable
April 04, 2019 - 11:09 am
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Michael Rubin, the co-owner of both the Devils and 76ers, is a good friend of Robert Kraft, which makes it no surprise he's defending him when it comes to his prostitution case in Florida.

Speaking at a Sports Business Journal conference on Wednesday, Rubin said he believes the Patriots owner will use this as a learning experience and make some good of it.

He also had some interesting things to say about law enforcement with the case.

“Look, the first thing. I’d say, to me, I try to find a positive in every negative and I think the biggest thing that I’ve talked to Robert about every day these days is his finally seeing what it’s like to be a player in the NFL, and a player in the NBA, when you have experiences with law enforcement that aren’t the way you thought they were going to be," Rubin said. "You’re talking about a guy who it’s been proven a month ago in the media, there’s all this talk about sex trafficking. The whole thing was made up by law enforcement. There was no sex trafficking. It’s a lie. No one was charged. There was no sex trafficking. Law enforcement made it up. He was illegally videoed, illegally pulled over.

“He’s going to come through this stronger than ever. A lot of the true details will come out over time. It won’t be as people believe. The great thing with Robert is he’ll figure out how to make the country and the world a better place as a result of what he’s gone through because that’s who he is.”

Kraft has pleaded not guilty to soliciting prostitution and has requested a speedy jury trial.

 

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