Patriots owner explains video with bikini-clad woman

Patriots owner Robert Kraft explained his appearance on a viral video which also featured a...

Patriots owner Robert Kraft explained his appearance on a viral video which also featured a bikini-clad woman. (Gus Ruelas/Reuters/Files)

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, Last Updated: 4:01 PM ET

A viral video featuring Patriots' owner Robert Kraft reading from a script alongside a bikini-clad woman was nothing more than an act of friendship, Kraft said.

The 71-year-old explained through the Patriots that he was helping aspiring actress Ricki Noel Lander work through a mock audition for an upcoming film that features Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn.

In the video, Kraft read lines intended for Owen Wilson's character in the unnamed film. He said the recording was not meant to be released. Kraft has been seen in public with Lander at events in and around Boston.

"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. "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."

Kraft's wife, Myra, died last July.


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