Boomer Esiason: Kraft Case Puts Goodell Back In Patriots' Crosshairs

Recco Calls For 1-Year Suspension

Boomer and Gio
February 25, 2019 - 7:42 am


WFAN's Boomer Esiason says he isn't particularly surprised by the Robert Kraft prostitution scandal.

Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, is charged with two counts of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a Florida massage parlor, police say. Kraft, 77, has denied the allegations.

"I think there's an undercurrent of this thing going on all over the place," Esiason said at the start of Monday's "Boomer & Gio" show.

Esiason said two aspects of the story raise red flags.

"One is the two words 'human trafficking,'" he said. "All right, so that's the serious aspect of all this.

"The other thing is, too, is (NFL Commissioner) Roger Goodell now is put into the crosshairs by the New England Patriots. I mean, it just never ends."

Goodell is going to feel pressure to discipline Kraft is a significant way, Esiason said. 

"I'm surprised that (women's rights attorney) Gloria Allred isn't already down in front of Orchids of Asia (massage parlor) and getting read to start suing people," Esiason said. "Because as you start seeing the names that are coming out, you see how much money they're worth and how stupid this whole thing is. But it's not stupid when you think about the words 'human trafficking.' It's serious. 

"So I would think that Roger Goodell and the people in the NFL are -- I don't know how significant of a fine. We do have some history of some owners getting fined and suspended. I don't know how serious they're going to take this. It didn't seem like Mr. Kraft was very serious about it because he was on the Oscar party circuit. Maybe it's a badge of honor or something."

Jerry Recco, filling in for the vacationing Gregg Giannotti on Monday, said the punishment should be severe.

"Here's what Roger Goodell needs to do from this point forward: massive suspensions and, in this case, for me, throw him out for a year -- a full year," he said. "Otherwise, you want to do it six games. Who cares? It doesn't mean anything."

To listen to Monday's show open, click on the audio player above.