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Florida prosecutors offer plea deal to Robert Kraft

Florida prosecutors offer plea deal to Robert Kraft

Though at the moment it's unclear if Kraft will accept the deal, it would seem unlikely since he reportedly pleaded not guilty last month.

If Kraft accepted the deal and charges are dropped, he could still be punished by the National Football League under the personal conduct policy.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that prosecutors in Florida have offered New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, right, a deal to avoid prosecution in his solicitation of prostitution case.

The report adds the men would need to attend an education course on prostitution, 100 hours of community service, among other things.

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Aronberg spokesman Mike Edmondson said the offer has been made to each of the defendants nabbed in a January sting at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Fla.

Authorities said Kraft had visited a spa in Jupiter, Florida, on January 19 and 20 and received sexual services in exchange for money, with the last visit coming on the same day he watched his Patriots defeat the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game in Kansas City. Kraft has owned the Patriots for 25 years, during which time the team has been to 10 Super Bowls, winning six Lombardi Trophies, all with head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. On both occasions, the sexual acts were captured on video cameras that police had installed, according to court records.

Kraft purchased the Patriots in 1994 and owns a property in Palm Beach. A court date was set for Kraft on April 24, and he's not required to appear in court, with his attorneys entering a plea for Kraft.

His attorney, Jack Goldberger, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.