New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has pleaded not guilty to charges he paid for sex at a Florida massage parlor, court records show.
Kraft, 77, also requested a non-jury trial in the high-profile case, according to a document filed in Palm Beach County Court.
Kraft is being represented by defense lawyer Jack Goldberger of West Palm Beach, who didn’t immediately return a call for comment on Thursday afternoon.
Two New York City lawyers — William Burck and Alex Spiro — are also seeking permission from the court to represent the billionaire.
Kraft, who has a swank apartment in an oceanfront complex in Palm Beach, is accused of back-to-back visits to the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter.
The second, on Jan. 20, allegedly took place just hours before the Patriots won the AFC Championship, leading to their sixth Super Bowl victory earlier this month.
In a statement last week, a spokesman for Kraft and the team said: “We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further.”