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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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Shawne Merriman's hilarious Father's Day tweet will make Patriots fans smile

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Shawne Merriman's hilarious Father's Day tweet will make Patriots fans smile

Shawne Merriman is no fan of the New England Patriots, but his son's allegiances seems to differ a bit.

The former Los Angeles Chargers star posted a Father's Day tweet Sunday with a photo of his son getting ready to buy a Tom Brady Patriots jersey with a Super Bowl LI patch, and the three-time Pro Bowler's reaction is priceless. 

A Brady jersey probably is the last piece of NFL apparel that Merriman would want his son to buy, given his history with the Patriots.

Merriman still hasn't forgotten about the Patriots coming into San Diego and defeating the 14-2 Chargers in the 2006 AFC Divisional Round. It was the Chargers' best team in a long time, and after the Patriots won in dramatic fashion, some New England players mocked Merriman's sack dance during the on-field celebrations. Chargers players weren't happy at all.

But hey, props to Merriman's son, he knows greatness when he sees it. And he's not alone, evidenced by Brady once again leading all NFL players in royalties from sales of items including jerseys.

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Tom Brady is taking notes from Raptors' massive championship parade

Tom Brady is taking notes from Raptors' massive championship parade

The Raptors saw an estimated 1.5 million people flood the streets of Toronto on Wednesday for the team's first NBA championship parade.

Tom Brady's reaction? Challenge accepted.

Here's the New England Patriots quarterback's simple yet effective tweet upon seeing the massive turnout in Toronto:

Brady knows a thing or two about highly-attended championship parades: Roughly 1.5 million people came out in Boston just four months ago to watch the Patriots celebrate their sixth Super Bowl title.

That attendance number was a record for the city's many Patriots title parades, but it appears the Raptors matched that Monday.

So, Brady and Co. will just have to win a seventh championship to raise the bar yet again next February.

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