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Names In The News

Kraft was in attendance for the Celtics' Game 1 win over the Pacers in their first-round playoff series
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Palm Beach Assistant State Attorney GREG KRIDOS conceded Friday that there was "no human trafficking" in the Florida massage parlor case involving Patriots Owner ROBERT KRAFT (BUSINESSINSIDER.com, 4/15). Meanwhile, Kraft was "spotted chatting" with Celtics Managing Partner & CEO WYC GROUSBECK last night before Game 1 of the Pacers-Celtics playoff series (NBCSPORTSBOSTON.com, 4/14).

PUNITIVE DAMAGES: Former CBS CEO LES MOONVES "forfeited" nearly $34.5M of his "compensation package as part of a separation agreement with the company amid accusations of sexual harassment" (WSJ.com, 4/12).

NAMES: Former NFLer BENJAMIN WATSON took to social media and "shared donation information to help rebuild the three historically black St. Landry Parish churches that were set on fire" in New Orleans last month (NOLA.com, 4/13)....49ers QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO will participate in SkillsUSA and Illinois-based Klein Tools' "first National Signing Day on May 8," where Garoppolo will "celebrate high school seniors signing 'letters of intent' for a career in the skilled trades" (DAILYHERALD.com, 4/12)....Steelers OT ALEJANDRO VILLANUEVA will speak at the commencement for Saint Vincent College on May 11 (TRIBLIVE.com, 4/12)....UConn women’s basketball coach GENO AURIEMMA "plans to buy" Cavey’s restaurant in Hartford. The 85-year-old landmark is “one of the most storied fine dining institutions” in Connecticut (JOURNALINQUIRER.com, 4/13)....Guests attending tennis player CAROLINE WOZNIACKI’s bachelorette party this weekend in the Bahamas included SERENA WILLIAMS and HANNAH JETER (NYPOST.com, 4/14)....PRESIDENT OBAMA played golf on Saturday in North Texas with EMMITT SMITH, TONY ROMO and former Dallas Mayor RON KIRK (DALLASNEWS.com, 4/14).

IN MEMORY: Pro Football HOFer FORREST GREGG died Friday at age 85. Gregg was elected to the NFL’s all-decade team of the ‘60s and its 75th anniversary team. He also coached in the NFL for 11 years (AP, 4/12)....Former Suns coach JOHN MACLEOD died Sunday at age 81. MacLeod “fought Alzheimer’s disease for more than a decade” (AP, 4/15).