By Peter Gleason

It looks like Pats owner Robert Kraft has changed his tune since he originally denied that he was guilty of paying for sex in Florida.

Perhaps it was because he was caught on tape.

Kraft commented for the first time since he was officially charged with two misdemeanor counts of first-degree solicitation.

“I am truly sorry,” Kraft said in a statement. “I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard.”

Kraft said he had remained silent since the charges “in deference to the judicial process.” He has pleaded not guilty.

“Throughout my life, I have always tried to do the right thing. The last thing I would ever want to do is disrespect another human being. I have extraordinary respect for women; my morals and my soul were shaped by the most wonderful woman, the love of my life, who I was blessed to have as my partner for 50 years,” Kraft said in the statement.