Veteran safety Devin McCourty became the first New England Patriots player to publicly react to the news of team owner Robert Kraft being charged in relation to an eight-month human trafficking and prostitution investigation.
McCourty believes the best way to approach Friday's reports is to wait for all the details to emerge before jumping to a conclusion.
"When you see things come out like that you really have to just let it play out," McCourty said Friday on a goodwill trip to Puerto Rico, according to Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports. "See what it is, what it isn't, and go from there."
"For me, (Kraft) has been a great person to lean on as far as social justice stuff, a guy to lean on, a guy to talk to, always present in the locker room, always there to talk to guys. I've had the opportunity to build that kind of relationship with him. With what's transpired you really just have to let it play out and see what happens."
Kraft is being charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution in Florida. Jupiter police said it has video evidence concerning the Patriots owner and 24 other individuals involved.