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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is facing two solicitation charges in the South Florida sex spa case, but he is not keeping a low profile any more.
In his first major public appearance, Kraft took in Game 1 of the Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers first-round NBA playoff series Sunday afternoon at TD Garden. He was seated near the sideline next to Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck and received a loud standing ovation when he was shown on the Jumbotron. Kraft stood and acknowledged the ovation with a wave and fist-pump.
His appearance came just two days after a judge in West Palm Beach, Fla., delayed a ruling on whether video and other evidence should be released to the public. The video allegedly shows Kraft at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter.
Kraft is facing two misdemeanor charges of solicitation of prostitution stemming from two visits to the spa in January. He has pleaded not guilty and asked for a jury trial.