Robert Kraft, the owner of the Boston Uprising and NFL team the New England Patriots, has been charged for soliciting prostitution. The charges come out of a months-long investigation into a sex trafficking ring along the Florida coast.
The 77-year old is one of 25 men charged according to a police handout. He has two misdemeanor counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. According to Jupiter Police Chief, Robert Kerr, the police have video evidence of Kraft receiving the alleged acts.
Kraft is one of the first billionaires who invested in Overwatch. He helped convincing others to invest in OWL teams, being a long-time believer in the potential of the esports market.
“We have been exploring the esports market for a number of years and have been waiting for the right opportunity to enter,” said Robert Kraft. “The incredible global success of Overwatch since its launch, coupled with the league's meticulous focus on a structure and strategy that clearly represents the future of esports made this the obvious entry point for the Kraft Group.”
This is the second scandal for Boston Uprising. During OWL Season 1, star DPS player Jonathan “DreamKazper” Sanchez was suspended indefinitely from the League after sexual misconduct allegations.
The charges against Kraft shouldn't have a significant impact on the players. Boston's focus will be on their upcoming match this Friday against the Shanghai Dragons.
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