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Robert Kraft files motion to prevent release of Florida spa videos

Robert Kraft files motion to prevent release of Florida spa videos

Robert Kraft is taking action to prevent the biggest shoe from dropping in his prostitution case.

The New England Patriots owner and several other defendants filed paperwork Wednesday requesting that evidence from police's investigation into a Florida human trafficking case not be made public, according to public court records. 

That, of course, includes any surveillance video footage, which police say they have of Kraft and others paying cash for sexual favors at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Fla.

Kraft, who faces two charges of soliciting prostitution, has stood his legal ground, denying any illegal activity in an initial statement and reportedly rejecting a plea offer from the Florida state attorney's office that would drop his charges if he admitted he would have been proven guilty in court.

But hard video evidence of Kraft committing these acts obviously would change the narrative, and at the very least could result in the NFL imposing a harsh penalty on the Patriots owner, regardless of his legal fate.

The filing from Kraft and others argued any evidence is exempt from public disclosure because the defendants' cases are still open. Kraft has his arraignment set for March 28, so even if the court does decide to make video evidence public, it likely wouldn't come until after that date.

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Tom Brady shares heartfelt message for his parents on their 50th anniversary

Tom Brady shares heartfelt message for his parents on their 50th anniversary

Tom Brady took a break from the humorous social media posts to share something more sentimental on Friday.

Brady wrote a heartfelt message on Instagram for his parents on their 50th anniversary. In the post, Brady explains the core values he's learned from his mother and father.

50 years ago today, my mom and dad were married and began the journey to start their own family. The strength of their marriage has always been an inspiration and the best example to me and my sisters of what true love, respect and commitment mean. 
Life always has its ups and downs and their togetherness in good and bad taught us teamwork. Their trust, love and dedication as parents taught us how to become the parents we are today. They have always put our family first and instilled in us the values they were taught from their parents, which we now carry on and teach our own kids. They have always encouraged us to attain milestones and we’re honored to celebrate this one they’ve achieved. We love you so much, mom and dad. Happy anniversary!!!

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50 years ago today, my mom and dad were married and began the journey to start their own family. The strength of their marriage has always been an inspiration and the best example to me and my sisters of what true love, respect and commitment mean. Life always has its ups and downs and their togetherness in good and bad taught us teamwork. Their trust, love and dedication as parents taught us how to become the parents we are today. They have always put our family first and instilled in us the values they were taught from their parents, which we now carry on and teach our own kids. They have always encouraged us to attain milestones and we’re honored to celebrate this one they’ve achieved. We love you so much, mom and dad. Happy anniversary!!!

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The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

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Prototypical Patriots: Looking at the future for interior of offensive line?

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Prototypical Patriots: Looking at the future for interior of offensive line?

One of the more unheralded positions of strength on the Patriots has been the interior of their offensive line.

Put dependable guys like David Andrews, Joe Thuney, and Shaq Mason under the leadership of one of the best positional coaches in the game — Dante Scarnecchia — and that's unquestionably a recipe for success.

But that triumvirate isn't going to be around forever (Thuney is set to hit free agency in 2020), and at some point, the Patriots have to plan for the future of the position.

Could this be the year that Bill Belichick looks for a succession plan in the Draft?

If so, Phil Perry has broken down which candidates in the draft pool fit the criteria that past Patriots linemen have exhibited.

Here are Phil's Prototypical Patriots for the interior of the offensive line.>>>>

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