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Follow-up on Robert Kraft's absence

NEW ORLEANS -- Patriots team president Jonathan Kraft was entering a general session this morning at the NFL's annual meeting, and stopped briefly when approached. He was asked about the absence of his father, owner Robert Kraft, who is not present because of what the team called "a private family medical matter."

"Robert is fine and in good health," Jonathan Kraft said. "He is assisting in dealing with a family medical issue. Beyond that, I would ask that you respect the privacy of the situation."