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Report: Trump watched Super Bowl with founder of spa linked to Kraft

Report: Trump watched Super Bowl with founder of spa linked to Kraft

There are mind-boggling coincidences, and then there's ... this.

President Donald Trump hosted a Super Bowl LIII watch party at his West Palm Beach country club to cheer on the New England Patriots and his good friend, team owner Robert Kraft. At one point in the night, a woman at a table next to Trump snapped a selfie with the president.

According to a report from the Miami Herald, that woman was Li Yang, the founder of a chain of Asian day spas in South Florida -- including the Orchids of Asia spa in Jupiter, Fla., where Kraft allegedly was busted soliciting prostitution prior to the AFC Championship Game.

To recap: Trump apparently watched the Super Bowl with a woman who founded the spa that hosted Kraft's alleged illegal activity.

Per the Herald, Yang opened the Orchids of Asia day spa in 2007 under the name "Tokyo Day Spa" as part of a large South Florida chain. She sold that specific spa in 2013 to another businesswoman and has had no involvement with the Tokyo Day Spas chain since, although her husband still owns and operates the flagship spa in Palm Beach Gardens, the Herald reports.

Yang also was not charged in the late February bust that resulted in Kraft and 24 others being charged and has no current ties to any of the South Florida spas that were shut down as a result of the investigation, according to the Herald.

But how did this woman wind up at the table next to the president at a Super Bowl party?

As the Herald reports, Yang announced on Facebook about three years ago she was pursuing a "new life" that would include an investment consulting business, a travel agency and a charity.

Near the end of 2015, Yang began donating to Jeb Bush's presidential campaign. But when Trump emerged as a more viable presidential candidate, she threw her support behind him, later appearing at Trump's presidential inauguration in 2017.

Yang also donated tens of thousands of dollars to both Trump's political action committee, Trump Victory, and his presidential campaign, at one point earning a personalized note from Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in September 2018.

Yang told Herald she doesn't know the president personally but shows up at some of his events. So, in a wild bit of coincidence, she was in the room with Trump when Kraft's Patriots won the Super Bowl, just two weeks after Kraft allegedly made a trip to her former spa that would lead to him being charged in late February.

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Patriots-Chiefs injury report: Tom Brady, Cody Kessler limited at practice

Patriots-Chiefs injury report: Tom Brady, Cody Kessler limited at practice

The New England Patriots had two quarterbacks limited at Thursday's practice as they prepared for Sunday's Week 14 game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium.

Starting quarterback Tom Brady was a limited participant with toe and right elbow injuries, while third-string QB Cody Kessler was limited because of an illness. The only Patriots quarterback not on the latest injury report is rookie backup Jarrett Stidham.

Patriots wide receivers Julian Edelman (shoulder) and Mohamed Sanu (ankle) were among the six other players limited in practice. Ted Karras (knee) and rookie Byron Cowart (head) were the only Patriots who didn't practice.

Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark was added to the injury report with a shoulder issue and illness. He did not practice Thursday. Veteran running back Damien Williams also didn't practice. He's missed back-to-back practices, making his status for Sunday unclear. Kansas City already placed running back Darrel Williams on injured reserve earlier Thursday, so the Chiefs are pretty thin at that position.

Here are the full Thursday injury reports for both teams.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-2)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
DL Byron Cowart, Head
OL Ted Karras, Knee

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
QB Tom Brady, Toe / Right Elbow
LB Ja'Whaun Bentley, Knee
OT Marcus Cannon, Illness
S Patrick Chung, Heel
WR Julian Edelman, Shoulder
QB Cody Kessler, Illness
CB Jason McCourty, Groin
WR Mohamed Sanu, Ankle

FULL PARTICIPATION
No Players Listed

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (8-4)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
CB Morris Claiborne, Shoulder
CB Rashad Fenton, Hamstring
RB Damien Williams, Rib
DE Frank Clark, Shoulder/Illness

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
No Players Listed

FULL PARTICIPATION
OT Eric Fisher, Groin
CB Kendall Fuller, Thumb
QB Patrick Mahomes, Knee
DT Derrick Nnadi, Elbow
DE Alex Okafor, Ankle

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Antonio Brown has message for Tom Brady in latest Patriots-related post

Antonio Brown has message for Tom Brady in latest Patriots-related post

Antonio Brown is back with yet another Patriots-related social media post.

The embattled wide receiver, who recently posted a hilarious Christmas-themed video directed at the Patriots, posted a message to his former quarterback Tom Brady on Thursday.

"Miss you big bro," he wrote under a photo he took with Brady after signing with New England in September.

Check it out below:

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Miss you big bro

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That certainly won't help quiet the talk of a possible AB/Patriots reunion, especially given New England's continued struggles on offense.

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