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Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Absent From NFL Meetings

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Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots chats with owner Robert Kraft before the NFL season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots chats with owner Robert Kraft before the NFL season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

BOSTON (CBS) – One of the NFL’s most influential owners is not attending the league’s Spring Meetings.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft will miss the NFL’s spring meetings in New Orleans due to “a private family medical matter,” according to the team.

Read: Kraft Sends Letter To Patriots’ Season Ticket Holders

Team President Jonathan Kraft will vote on behalf of the team. He told ESPNBoston.com’s Mike Reiss on Monday, “Robert is fine and in good health. He is assisting in dealing with a family medical issue. Beyond that, I would ask that you respect the privacy of the situation.”

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