By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
The shocking charges against Patriots owner Robert Kraft are bound to prompt some incendiary takes. Notable Patriots critic Bart Scott has taken the lead in the clubhouse as he’s turned a lot of heads with his thoughts on the matter.
“I would take their whole draft from them. it has to be something that cripples them. This is a black eye,” Scott said on his radio show in New York.
The Patriots have 12 draft picks in the 2019 draft, so that would be one whopper of a punishment for the football team over something their owner allegedly did far outside of the realm of football.
As of Friday, it’s known that Kraft is being charged with two counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution at a day spa in Jupiter, Fla. He is one of about 200 people expected to be charged as part of a massive bust of a globe-spanning sex trafficking ring. And according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Kraft isn’t the biggest name involved.
Even if Kraft is not convicted of anything, he could face discipline from the NFL under the personal conduct policy. The league set a precedent with Colts owner Jim Irsay, who was arrested under suspicion of DWI and drug possession in 2014. Irsay received a six-game suspension and $500,000 fine.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell also said at the time that the Colts were not punished since Irsay’s transgressions didn’t have a “competitive consequence.”
It’s important not to speak too soon about the charges themselves. But it’s safe to say that this case has nothing to do with football or the Patriots’ draft picks. So Scott will inevitably be disappointed.
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