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Sheriff expects 'pretty ugly' videos in Robert Kraft case to go public

Sheriff expects 'pretty ugly' videos in Robert Kraft case to go public

If you ask William Snyder, Robert Kraft's latest legal efforts are probably just delaying the inevitable.

Snyder, the sheriff of Martin County, Fla., who oversaw the Florida human trafficking investigation that resulted in Kraft being charged with soliciting prostitution, said Thursday he expects surveillance video of Kraft in the act will reach the public eventually.

"I do think ultimately they are probably going to get released," Snyder told CNBC's Scott Zamost.

The New England Patriots owner and other defendants filed a joint motion Wednesday asking that any evidence in the case (including video footage) not be made public. Even if the courts honor that request while Kraft and others are on trial, Snyder noted the videos would just be released after a verdict is reached.

"Once a case is over, it’s not an ongoing investigation,” Snyder said. “There has to be a specific reason not to release a public record. And the fact that there is sexual activity is not an exemption."

Police say they have surveillance video footage of Kraft and others visiting the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Palm Beach County. While Snyder didn't specify if he watched Kraft specifically, he admitted he has seen some of the illegal activity and described it as "explicit(,) sexual and graphic."

"I watched and just left the room," Snyder said. "There is nothing to see. It’s pretty ugly."

As long as Kraft's case is ongoing, these videos won't see the light of day, and considering he's maintained his innocence at all turns, it could be a while before things are settled. Expect Kraft's high-profile legal team to do everything it can to make sure any video evidence is suppressed, too.

But eventually, public records laws may win the day and thrust Kraft back into the spotlight.

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Jarrett Stidham throws a pick-six in Patriots debut

Jarrett Stidham throws a pick-six in Patriots debut

Jarrett Stidham's Patriots debut didn't go exactly how he would've hoped as he threw a pick-six during his first drive in the NFL. 

With the Patriots up 30-7 and their defense still playing at an elite level, Bill Belichick did what he rarely has in the past and pulled Tom Brady before the game was over. 

This provided Stidham time to get valuable experience against a live defense, which he'll definitely need if something were to happen to Brady at some point in the future.

Unfortunately for Stidham, he overthrew Brandon Bolden on a short check-down and Jamal Adams took it straight to the house. 

Brady would then enter the game for Stidham on the following series, so again, not an ideal start for the rookie quarterback. 

This isn't the first time a backup has only lasted one series in a blowout. In 2007, the Patriots led the Dolphins 42-14 when Matt Cassel came in for Brady. He threw a pick-six to Hall of Famer Jason Taylor, so then Brady came back in the game right after. 

Stidham was sharp in the preseason and earned himself the backup job behind Brady, resulting in the Patriots cutting Brian Hoyer. But the regular season is a different animal, and Stidham will probably have plenty of time to think about that play before he gets another chance to take some snaps for Belichick. 

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WATCH: Gunner Olszewski's muffed punt ruins Patriots' bid for consecutive shutouts

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WATCH: Gunner Olszewski's muffed punt ruins Patriots' bid for consecutive shutouts

While the Patriots defense continues to play at an elite level, their quest for a fourth straight game without allowing a touchdown ended Sunday, thanks to a not-so-special play on special teams.

Late in the third quarter, Gunner Olszewski muffed a punt at his own 12-yard line and came up short in his bid to recover the loose ball before Arthur Maulet recovered it in the end zone to put the Jets on the board.

It was the first touchdown allowed by the Patriots in over 231 minutes, dating back to last season's AFC Championship Game.

The touchdown ruined the Patriots' bid to set the NFL record for the fewest points allowed through three games in NFL history (6 by the Cleveland Browns in 1946). It also spoiled their chances at the first consecutive shutouts in franchise history since 1982. 

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