Patriots owner Robert Kraft acknowledged yesterday having a pre-cancerous stage of melanoma, as several substantial blotches were visible on his face as he addressed reporters at the league meetings.

Kraft said he was being treated by a dermatologist for his skin condition, and apologized for his appearance. The blotches were visible on his lip, nose and right cheek.

Upon arriving to speak with the media, mostly about the loss of Wes Welker, he joked that “the other guy looks worse.”

When asked directly about the lesions, Kraft described it as being “pre-melanoma,” and he had been using a medical cream for the condition.