Bart Scott: NFL should strip Patriots of ‘whole draft’ over Robert Kraft scandal
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has found himself at the center of a disturbing sex trafficking scandal, and the always outspoken Bart Scott is calling for the NFL to drop the hammer on the team as a result.
Scott, an ex-linebacker who now hosts a show on WFAN, said Friday that he feels NFL commissioner Roger Goodell should do something that “cripples” the Patriots. He proposed stripping them of all of their 2019 draft picks.
"I would take their whole draft from them. it has to be something that cripples them. This is a black eye." – Bart Scott on the punishment Robert Kraft and The #Patriots should get from the league after today's news.
— Carlin, Maggie, & Bart (@CMBWFAN) February 22, 2019
We don’t know all the facts from the sex trafficking sting Kraft was allegedly involved in, but there’s virtually no chance of that happening. While NFL owners are subject to the league’s personal conduct policy the same way players are, a punishment that harsh would be unprecedented.
Scott hates the Patriots, which makes sense considering he used to play for the New York Jets. The circumstances are much different this time, but he has always been quick to rip the Pats any chance he gets.
Police in Jupiter, Fla., said Friday that Kraft is one of several people who were captured on video engaging in illegal sexual activity at a massage parlor. The business had been under investigation for sex trafficking, and Kraft was charged with two counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution. The 77-year-old has already denied the allegations.