Authorities: Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited massage parlor on day of AFC game

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited a Florida massage parlor for sex acts the night before and the morning of last month’s AFC Championship Game, authorities said Monday in documents charging him with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution.

Kraft is one of hundreds of men charged in recent days as part of a crackdown on prostitution allegedly occurring in massage parlors between Palm Beach and Orlando. Ten spas have been closed and several people have been charged with running the operation.

Kraft, 77, was chauffeured to the Orchids of Asia Day Spa on the evening of Jan. 19, where police say they videotaped him engaging in a sex act and then handing over an undetermined amount of cash, Jupiter, Fla., police said in charging documents released by the Palm Beach State Attorney’s Office.

Investigators said Kraft returned 17 hours later, the documents said. Kraft, who is worth $6 billion, was videotaped engaging in sex acts before paying with a $100 bill and another bill, police said. He then flew to Kansas City to watch his Patriots defeat the Chiefs in overtime hours later.

NFL: The Cleveland Browns re-signed left tackle Greg Robinson, the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2014, after he revived his career in 2018.

Soccer: Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga apologized in a club statement for refusing to be substituted in the English League Cup final. The world’s most expensive goalkeeper was fined one week’s wages.

“Although there was a misunderstanding, on reflection, I made a big mistake with how I handled the situation. I wanted to take the time today to apologize fully,” Kepa said.

Manager Mauricio Sarri ordered Kepa to be substituted on Sunday as the final against Manchester City at Wembley Stadium was heading to a penalty shootout. Kepa had been cramping, but gesticulated wildly that he was not going to leave the pitch. Sarri was furious, too. His authority undermined by Kepa’s insubordination, he walked down the tunnel and returned just before the end of extra time.

Kepa stayed in and City won in the shootout.

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