Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Pats' Robert Kraft explains video
On Wednesday, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft explained his appearance with a bikini-clad woman in a video that was getting major attention on the Internet.
It's not clear where the film was made. It was first posted by Barstool Sports Boston. The video is shot in front of a green screen, but after the final scene a blue cloth covered with multiple NFL logos becomes visible to one side.
"I tried to help Ricki prepare an audition tape for an upcoming Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson comedy by reading Wilson's lines," Kraft said in a statement from the team. "I never intended that it would be made public and I regret that it has. I think we can all agree that Owen Wilson has nothing to worry about. I am going to stick to my day job."
Ricki is 32-year-old Ricki Noel Lander, an actress whom Kraft, 71, has described in the past as a friend.
The video begins with Lander, in a bikini, stating her name and saying she is auditioning for the role of "Mary Elena." Kraft then appears and reads a few lines of Wilson's part, with Lander responding. At one point, Kraft does a short dance.
The next scene involves a second man, an obvious rival to the Kraft character for Lander's attention. The scene concludes with Kraft uttering an expletive and fake punching the other man.