Robert Kraft Is Trying To Block Rub & Tug Footage From Going Public

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is seeking to suppress video evidence that authorities assert support the solicitation of prostitution charges filed against him, ESPN reported Wednesday.

It was unclear at the time of the WSJ report whether Kraft would be open to accepting the deal, and now there's another report that says he isn't.

The plea offers made by the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office would require Kraft and the others to admit they likely would be found guilty in the event of a trial, perform 100 hours of community service, pay court costs and attend a class on the dangers of prostitution.

Kraft pled not guilty to the charges, which stem from a widespread prostitution sting that targeted multiple Florida massage parlors, and denied involvement in "any illegal activity" through a spokesperson.

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According to the motion, obtained by TMZ Sports, the defendants also point out the case is still active because the prosecution is pending ... and therefore law enforcement can't release any evidence to the public.

The Wall Street Journal first reported news of a proposed deal. Kraft's attorney Jack Goldberger did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Even with the charges dropped, Kraft could still face discipline from the National Football League (NFL), which has a strict personal conduct policy. Video footage showed him receiving "paid acts" in a room at the spa and surveillance video shows him being driven to the spa, police Chief Daniel Kerr said last month. He was one of 25 men charged by Jupiter police. He fined the Patriots $1 million, stripped them of two draft choices and suspended quarterback Tom Brady as part of the 2015 "Deflategate" investigation.

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