but hey, let's trot out the multi spousal abuser, multi accused rapist Jim Brown out there as the friggin face of the NFL. LOl. just oozes hypocrisy. Robert Kraft got caught with his pants down in a massage parlor apparently harassing the girls who put the oil on his back,etc. but that scumbag gets off without a charge? wtf is going on with the NFL. Ray Rice carrer ruined. Jim Brown beats the **** out of a number of women, attempts to rape or actually does rape but victims refuse to testify because he trheatens to beat the **** out of them, and he's introducing player at the NFL draft, gets cushy meet-n-greet gigs the NFL sponsors. any one of you who has a jim brown signed shirt,hat,helmet, football should be ****ing ashamed of yourself for condoning this scumbag in his thug career of violence and reported, repeated rapes.*allegedly*
What do you mean by "harassing"...is there evidence that he put them in a position they didn't want to be in...?..."harassed" girls"....what exactly does that mean when you say it like you did....did he somehow force them into a rub and tug.....?....or was it consensual and basically a business deal...?
Does it really matter? Do we think he got caught at a strip mall rub'n'tug by accident? Some kind of innocent mistake?
He went there for an Old Fashioned and got popped. The league has codified, in writing, that owners are to be held to a higher standard. Clearly that isn't the reality.
Watson is a predatory ######-### who deserves more punishment than he will receive, but Kraft
is no innocent and should have been held accountable for participating in human sex trafficking.
if people think what Watson did is the same as Kraft....not much you can say.....I don't remember hearing anything about Kraft "harassing" the girls....
Both Kraft and Watson tried to turn massages into sex acts. The principal difference in their crimes is Watson participated in two dozen instances of "non-violent sexual harassment" and Kraft participated in human sex trafficking.
Did Kraft who, on paper, is supposed to be held to a higher standard even get a slap on the wrist?
Watson deserves every punishment that is coming to him, and probably far more. A lifetime ban would be great IMO. It's shameful that Kraft got a free pass.
As far as Kraft goes, living in NE, his situation stayed in the news seemingly forever. This is what I remember (all of which likely played a role in Kraft's case getting tossed and the league letting him skate). There were a lot of shenanigans with the Kraft case.
- The local DA exaggerated in the application for a search warrant and used provisions in the Patriot Act to secure a warrant. Other massage parlors in Florida had trafficking issues and there was a much bigger operation at other spas. The DA alleged there was human sex trafficking going on at that location (when they knew there wasn't). By duping the judge, that allowed them to fake a bomb threat to empty the building and put cameras inside the massage parlor. By the time they filed for a search warrant, law enforcement pretty much knew there was only prostitution going on at Orchids of Asia (it had been under investigation for 8 months).
- They recorded everything that went on, and some patrons paid for extended services. Some did, but most did not. IIRC, there were no allegations of harassment or coercion to force the women to participate. It was essentially a menu item. Once they had the johns on tape, the police stopped the men on bogus traffic stops to get their information (and later would charge them with prostitution). In Kraft's case, he wasn't even driving (he had a driver), and there was no reason for the car he was in to be pulled over. Yet he had to produce an ID anyway.
- Once the DA figured out he landed a big fish, he played it out that the Patriots owner was caught red-handed in a human sex trafficking ring (when there wasn't one) and intimidated that's what Kraft would be charged with (when he was not). The DA also loved the publicity and IIRC was up for reelection soon and basked in the limelight. He told reporters “Human trafficking is evil in our midst. “Modern-day slavery” can happen anywhere, including in the peaceful community of Jupiter, Florida.”
- Kraft's attorneys tore the DA's case to shreds, the video got tossed, the case fell apart, there was no usable evidence, and the charges to all of the johns were dismissed. It was rumored that Kraft threatened to sue if the league tried to impose any punishment on him on something where the charges were dropped, the evidence destroyed, and the case was botched.
Is what widower Kraft did on par to what Watson did? Maybe, maybe not. The main difference is some of the women Watson picked for massages apparently did not offer an extended menu of services. Kraft went to a spot where people knew that you could ask for more and that was both known and commonplace.