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Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited Meek Mill in prison

Robert Kraft made the visit with his friend and Philadelphia 76ers owner Michael Rubin to advocate for the release of the Philadelphia-born rapper.


Kahron Spearman


Talk about there being more than meets the eye with certain people.

 

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited jailed rapper Meek Mill at a Pennsylvania state prison. He made the trip with his friend, Philadephia 76ers owner Michael Rubin, and advocated for the release of the rapper and general criminal justice reform, according to ESPN.

 

"He's an amazing young man," Kraft said outside the State Correctional Institution-Chester, in a video posted by Philadelphia-based NBC10. "I know how I'd feel if I were in the situation he is."

Mill (Robert Rihmeek Williams) was sentenced to two to four years in prison last November for violating his probation. 

 

The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office filed a motion last Thursday, saying it didn't object to Mill being freed on bail. The rapper's lawyers have reportedly filed multiple motions to release Mill from prison, per multiple media reports.

 

However, the judge, Genece Brinkley, has been unwilling to accommodate the rapper. 

It's really bad. I know some of our players in the NFL have talked about this. I see it firsthand. It's just wrong. We have to find a way to correct it and also help the community help themselves. It's just sad. This guy is a great guy. Shouldn't be here. And then think of all the taxpayers here paying for people like this to be in jail and not out being productive.

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