New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution, Jupiter (Fla.) Police said Friday.
Jupiter police told reporters Friday that the 77-year-old Kraft hasn’t been arrested. A warrant will be issued and his attorneys will be notified.
The charge comes amid a widespread crackdown on sex trafficking in the area surrounding Palm Beach County. About 200 arrest warrants have been issued in recent days and more are expected.
A spokesperson for Kraft said in a statement they “categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further.”
“The NFL is aware of the ongoing law enforcement matter and will continue to monitor developments,” the league said in a statement Friday.