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CNN source: Robert Kraft will reject plea deal offer

Posted at 11:50 AM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 14:28:52-04

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not expected to accept a plea deal in the Florida prostitution case against him, a source familiar with the case told CNN on Wednesday.

Prosecutors offered all 25 men charged with solicitation at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa a deal where the charges would be dropped. In exchange, they would have to pay fines and do community service.

However, they would have to admit they would have been found guilty had the case gone to trial.

Kraft has denied taking part in any illegal activity -- and that admission is likely the primary reason he will decline the deal.

Police claim to have video evidence of him exchanging money for sexual services.

Kraft's arraignment is scheduled for March 28.

None of the other suspects have accepted the deal either.