Rebecca Blackwell / Associated Press
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Tuesday that he was not going to make a disciplinary decision against the owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, because Had not all the facts in her prostitution solicitation file.
"I think we said a couple of weeks ago that the policy of personal conduct applied to everyone: commissioners, owners, leaders, players, coaches, and that she would apply to everyone, but this will be done once we have all the facts, we will be informed and we will be just and smart about it, "Goodell told reporters.
Kraft was arrested on two counts of soliciting an offense in February. Prosecutors say they have a video of the owner of the Patriots who had sex at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
"When we have all the information, we will make decisions," Goodell said. "I'm not going to speculate on where we are or on my opinion about anything, until we have all the information we will not comment on it." . "
Goodell did not specify whether Kraft had talked to other owners about his legal situation.
Goodell has the power to discipline all NFL personnel in accordance with the league's personal conduct policy. The collective agreement does not require a conviction for the league to punish its employees.
The way Goodell chooses to handle the situation at Kraft falls into troubled waters because he is technically the boss of Goodell. This is also an unprecedented situation as Goodell will have to find a punishment that is not disputed by Kraft and that also satisfies the public.