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NFL notebook: Patriots owner Kraft faces solicitation charges

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft faces two counts of solicitation of prostitution in Florida as one of 25 individuals facing similar charges in connection with an investigation into a Florida spa allegedly tied to an international human trafficking ring. Kraft, 77, is alleged to have paid for sex at Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Fla., one of 10 shut down in the region after a long investigation showed the women in the spas were sex servants, according to authorities. Kraft allegedly visited the spa on two occasions, according to law enforcement.

If Robert Kraft is found guilty, the NFL must sanction him

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

The arrest of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft in an expansive sex-sting operation in Jupiter, Florida, is, of course, humiliating for Kraft and the Patriots. Kraft, a 77-year-old widower, will have to deal with all of the ramifications, legal or otherwise. At this time, he completely denied the charge from local police that he twice visited a local massage parlor, the Orchids of Asia Day Spa, where women who had been subject to human trafficking from China were forced to engage in “sexual servitude,” according to the arrest record per the Palm Beach Post.

NFL notebook: League seeks info on Gurley’s injury

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

A revelation from running back C.J. Anderson that Todd Gurley's knee injury was more severe than the Los Angeles Rams thought -- and disclosed -- triggered an NFL request for more information from the team, a league source told Field Level Media. Gurley was not on the Super Bowl injury report. He largely gave way to Anderson in the postseason, but the company line from the Rams centered around head coach Sean McVay taking the blame for not getting Gurley more involved.

Nike to release limited-edition Colin Kaepernick ‘Icon’ jersey

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Nike will sell a limited-edition black jersey for former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Days after former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick reached a settlement with the NFL, Nike announced on Wednesday that it will sell a special-edition Kaepernick jersey. The jersey — dubbed an “Icon Jersey” — is all black with white lettering in a similar style to the #IMWITHKAP jerseys that Kaepernick quickly sold out of last fall with proceeds going to the Know Your Rights Campaign.

A history lesson of the No. 57 pick in the NFL draft

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Earlier this offseason, we looked at the history of pick No. in the first round (see story) and Wednesday we looked at No. see story), which the Eagles picked up last draft from the Ravens.

Patrick Mahomes’ offseason regimen: A whole lotta video games

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

As Patrick Mahomes settles in for the second offseason of his NFL career, one that is undoubtedly different than his first, he has plenty of goals on his mind. No. 1 is obviously winning the Super Bowl, but as far as the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback's hopes off the field, increasing his presence in the world of Call of Duty seems to be pretty high up there. There, Mahomes received a tour of the facility where his favorite video games are made and a chance to play with the new maps of Operation Grand Heist, the downloadable content for Black Ops 4 released Tuesday.

AAF’s reported payroll issues prove why Colin Kaepernick was right to balk at league

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

By now, seemingly everyone has heard about Kaepernick's first victory: the collusion case against the NFL that pundits said he could never win, because the league would never capitulate to such an obstinate player – let alone one who dragged the billionaire owners into a town hall meeting of lawyers, discovery demands and prying depositions. This was the NFL, right? Who the hell was Colin Kaepernick to think he could take on the league and actually win anything?

NFL notebook: Brown, Steelers decide to part ways

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

After meeting with team president Art Rooney II on Tuesday, Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown announced on Twitter that both sides have decided to part ways. "Had a great meeting with Mr. Rooney today we discussed a lot of things and we cleared the air on several issues! We both agreed that it is time to move on but I'll always have appreciation and gratitude towards the Rooney family and @steelers organization! #CallGod #Boomin," Brown tweeted. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, and Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and vice president Omar Kahn joined the meeting.

NFL Podcast: Kaepernick settles, Elway settles for Flacco and the best Antonio Brown landing spots

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Subscribe to The Yahoo Sports NFL Podcast Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson and Terez Paylor are back from their Super Bowl hangovers to provide some background on the NFL's biggest stories from February. First, they provide context on Colin Kaepernick's settlement with the NFL, rumors he may sign with the Carolina Panthers or New England Patriots and the likelihood that he would return to professional football with either the NFL, AAF or the XFL (1:45). Later, after reports that Antonio Brown has agreed to part ways with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Charles and Terez run through some potential AB landing spots including the Cowboys, Patriots, 49ers, Raiders, Packers and Lions (17:35).

Rob Gronkowski’s agent provides timetable for Patriots star’s NFL future

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Rob Gronkowski's agent provides timetable for Patriots star's NFL future originally appeared on New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's future in the NFL is uncertain, but his agent Drew Rosenhaus gave an idea Tuesday of when his client could make a decision on whether to retire or play another season. Here's what Rosenhaus said on ESPN's "NFL Live." The next couple of weeks would give the Patriots time before the 2019 NFL Draft, which begins April 25 in Nashville, to decide on their top offseason priorities.