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. Prior to Super Bowl LIII, McCourty revealed he had been contemplating retirement, but the 31-year-old recently shared his intends on returning to the Patriots for another season. During his nine-year tenure in New England, McCourty said he formed a close bond with Kraft.
“For me, RKK has been a great person to lean on as a 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. “We had the opportunity to build that kind of relationship with him. With what transpired, you just need to let it play and see what happens. ”