New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft dating actress Ricki Noel Lander, Kraft's wife died from cancer on 2011

July 10, 2015
First Published On: July 10, 2015
by HitBerry

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is currently in a relationship with the gorgeous dancer Ricki Noel Lander, who is 39 years younger than him.

He lost his wife, Myra, to ovarian cancer in the year 2011. They have four children together.

“I sort of feel robbed,”said Kraft about his wife’s demise. “I try to stay very busy, I basically work seven days a week. I try to do new things, to meet new people.”

“Myra was the picture of health,” he said. “She weighed 98 pounds, she read four books a week, she ate healthy and exercised every day. Our plan was that she was going to outlive me by 30 years.”

Kraft, net worth $4.3 billion,  was recently in a lot of controversy because of the NFL's Deflategate. However, he finally accepted a fine of $1 million and a loss of draft picks in 2016 and 2017 as punishment.

Despite having every right to appeal for the decision he disagreed with, he decided otherwise. He initially disagreed with the punishment and thought of it as “way over the top, unreasonable and unprecedented.” He said that he had then come to realize that the NFL did not revolve around the patriots.

 ‘The Patriots may not appeal, but this will not impact the NFLPA appeal of the 4 game suspension of Tom Brady,’ tweeted George Atallah, NFL Players Association president .

ESPN’s Adam Schefter stated the reason the Patriots suspended two men. He said:

‘For those asking why Patriots suspended two employees if those two did nothing wrong, as New England claims: NFL asked Pats to suspend them prior to discipline being handed down, per a league source in New York. New England obliged with the NFL's request.’

"I'm going to accept, reluctantly, what (Roger Goodell) has given to us and not continue this dialogue and rhetoric, and we won't appeal,"said craft in a media conference. "This is the best thing for the New England Patriots, our fans and the NFL." 

"It's a partnership of 32 teams and what has become very clear over those two decades is that at no time should the agenda of one team outweigh the collective good of the full 32," said Kraft. "So, I have a way of looking at problems that are very strong in my mind and before I make a final decision, I measure nine times and cut one. If I'd made this decision last week, it would be different.’

"We have concentrated the power of adjudication of problems in the office of the commissioner and although I might disagree with what is decided, I do have to respect the commissioner and believe he's doing what is in the best interest of the full 32,” he continued.