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Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution

Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is one of several people charged for their alleged involvement in a sex trafficking operation in Jupiter, Fla.

Kraft is charged with two separate counts of soliticing prostitution, Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr announced Friday in a press conference.

According to TCPalm.com, the 77-year-old owner was captured on surveillance video paying for "sexual services" at Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, per TCPalm.com.

The charges against Kraft are part of a months-long international investigation by Palm Beach County police, who also charged several others in the extensive bust.

The Patriots owner actually visited the spa twice during the investigation and was driven both times, per Jupiter police.

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Tom Brady wields machete while riding horse to 'Old Town Road' song in new Twitter video

Tom Brady wields machete while riding horse to 'Old Town Road' song in new Twitter video

The Lil Nas X song "Old Town Road" is one of the biggest music hits of the year, and it made an appearance in Tom Brady's latest social media video.

The New England Patriots quarterback posted a video to Twitter (and his Instagram story) on Thursday of him riding a horse while the popular song plays in the background.

If you were wondering if the tool in Brady's right hand was a machete, you were right.

Brady is on vacation with his family enjoying some valuable personal time before Patriots training camp begins next week at Gillette Stadium. 

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The six-time Super Bowl champion will turn 42 on Aug. 3, but his passion for the game remains as strong as it's ever been.

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Ex-Patriot Sebastian Vollmer isn't buying Rob Gronkowski comeback talk

Ex-Patriot Sebastian Vollmer isn't buying Rob Gronkowski comeback talk

We've heard a lot of former players say they believe Rob Gronkowski will come out of retirement. We haven't heard many players say the opposite.

But one of Gronkowski's former teammates was willing to throw cold water on the NFL comeback chatter.

Speaking at a recent NFL-sponsored event in Germany, retired New England Patriots offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer said he doesn't see Gronkowski -- his teammate of six years -- returning to the gridiron.

"I don’t think he will come back again," Vollmer told Adrian Franke of Spox.com, as transcribed by Pats Pulpit. "Just looking at his physical shape, I don’t think he’d be able to pull it off."

Gronkowski has lost considerable weight since announcing his retirement in March and apparently eschewed weight lifting for resistance band training.

Talk of the 30-year-old returning to the Patriots at some point this season has persisted, however, with a recent report pegging his comeback chances at 40 percent.

Vollmer, who retired in 2016 after six full seasons as Gronkowski's teammate, added he always expected Gronkowski and Brady to retire at the same time. It's safe to say Brady has forced Vollmer to change that mindset after leading the Patriots to a Super Bowl title last season at age 41.

"He keeps saying that he will play until 45, but I wonder why," Vollmer said of Brady. "I’m giving him two more years — but not because he told me, I’m just going with my gut. Who knows?"

So, if we're to trust Vollmer's gut, expect two more years of Brady -- and zero more of Gronk.

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