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ESPN, Other Media Fighting Kraft's Attempt to Keep Spa Video Private

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    ESPN, Other Media Fighting Kraft's Attempt to Keep Spa Video Private

    Robert Kraft's lawyers are fighting battles on several fronts.

    Media organizations filed a joint motion in Palm Beach County on Tuesday moving to oppose the New England Patriots owner's recent motion to have evidence suppressed by protective order in his solicitation case, attorney Daniel Wallach reported Tuesday night.

     

    Kraft's legal team filed its motion last Wednesday requesting that any evidence from a Florida human trafficking investigation not be made public. Essentially, the media is filing a counter-motion to ensure the video isn't suppressed.

    Media organizations named in the filing include ABC, The Associated Press, ESPN, Gannett, GateHouse Media, McClatchy, The New York Times, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sun-Sentinel and TEGNA.

    Police have said they have video evidence of Kraft entering the Orchids of Asia Day spa in Jupiter, Fla., and paying cash for sexual favors. Kraft, who maintained his innocence Tuesday by pleading not guilty and requesting a jury trial, obviously doesn't want that video to get out.

    The sheriff in Martin County, which borders Palm Beach County, said recently he expects video in the case to be made public eventually, since Florida's public records law has no protection on evidence once a case is over.

    Wallach reiterated that policy Tuesday night on Twitter.

     

    As for the case itself, Kraft's jury trial likely won't come in the near future, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday he'll wait on "all the facts" before determining discipline.

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