Robert Kraft files motion to prevent release of Florida spa videos

Darren Hartwell
NBC Sports Boston

Robert Kraft files motion to prevent release of Florida spa videos originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com

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

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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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