Devin McCourty is first Patriots player to weigh in on Robert Kraft’s charges

“When you see things come out like that, you really have to just let it play out."

Robert Kraft, Devin McCourty
Devin McCourty addresses the crowd as Patriots owner Robert Kraft looks on during a Super Bowl send-off rally for the team, Jan. 27, 2019, in Foxborough. –AP Photo/Steven Senne

Safety Devin McCourty is the first member of the Patriots’ 53-man roster to comment publicly on the two misdemeanor charges team owner Robert Kraft is facing for soliciting prostitution.

McCourty, who is in Puerto Rico with his twin brother Jason, told NBC Sports Boston’s Tom Curran Friday afternoon that he is adopting a wait-and-see approach to the news.

“When you see things come out like that, you really have to just let it play out,” McCourty said. “See what it is, what it isn’t, and go from there.”

Prior to Super Bowl LIII, McCourty revealed he had been contemplating retirement, but the 31-year-old recently shared he intends on returning to the Patriots for another season. During his nine-year tenure in New England, McCourty said he’s formed a close bond with Kraft.


“For me, RKK 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,” he said. “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.”