Robert Kraft is speaking for the first time regarding his alleged involvement in the Florida massage parlor scandal, apologizing for his actions and saying he's "truly sorry."
The New England Patriots owner released the statement on Saturday, saying, "In deference to the judicial process, I have remained silent these past several weeks. To correct some of the misinformation surrounding this matter, my attorney made his first public comments on Friday night. I would like to use this opportunity to say something that I have wanted to say for four weeks."
He continued, "I am truly sorry. I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard."
"Throughout my life, I have always tried to do the right thing," Kraft said. "The last thing I would ever want to do is disrespect another human being. I have extraordinary respect for women; my morals and my soul were shaped by the most wonderful woman, the love of my life, who I was blessed to have as my partner for 50 years."
He concluded by saying, "As I move forward, I hope to continue to use the platform with which I have been blessed to help others and to try to make a difference. I expect to be judged not by my words, but by my actions. And through those actions, I hope to regain your confidence and respect."
As The Blast reported, Robert Kraft entered a plea of not guilty when he was charged with solicitation of a prostitute, and he’s due in court on March 27.