On Friday, the New England Patriots took a deep dive into the team’s Twitter page and deleted a years-old post where they talked about loving a “happy ending.” The deletion of the post, which was originally written in 2010, came after news emerged that Robert Kraft, the team’s owner, was facing prostitution charges in Florida.
The 2010 tweet was discussing the Patriots’ victory over the Colts, noted the Pro Football Network in their post, which also showed that the team’s message was no longer available.
While the original tweet from the Patriots mentioned loving a “story with a happy ending,” they may have deemed the “happy ending” part of the post to be risky considering Kraft’s current predicament.
Kraft, the billionaire owner of the Patriots, was reportedly caught on camera participating in sex acts at a massage parlor in South Florida, not long before his team won the Super Bowl, said law enforcement officers.
The 77-year-old allegedly paid for services from a prostitute during “two separate visits” to the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in the city of Jupiter last month.
The six-month investigation into the day spa found evidence of human trafficking and prostitution.
Kraft, according to a report by the New York Post, has denied the allegations. He is currently charged with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution.
However, Kraft is not the only one in hot water. At least 173 other individuals are also being charged with crimes, ranging from human trafficking to soliciting prostitution. Six people are facing charges relating to operating the ring.
“[Kraft] is being charged with the same offenses as the others, and that is soliciting another to commit prostitution,” said Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr during a news conference.
“We’re as equally stunned as everybody else,” Kerr added.
The massage parlor was closed after a police raid took place on Tuesday, and a large orange sign with the word “DANGER” on it has been stuck to the front door of the establishment.
Under Florida law, the first offense carries a penalty of up to 60 days in jail as well as a $500 fine.
A spokesman for craft and the New England Patriots stated, “We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further.”