New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and 76ers owner Michael Rubin visited rapper Meek Mill at a state prison in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.
“He’s an amazing young man,” Kraft said outside the State Correctional Institution-Chester, in a video posted by NBC10 in Philadelphia. “I know how I’d feel if I were in the situation he is. He’s very intelligent.
“I’ve had the pleasure, through Michael, [of] getting to know him over the last two to three years — maybe even longer. Every time I see him, I just come away more impressed. It makes it clear to me we have to do something with criminal justice reform. 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.”
Kraft & Rubin join a list consisting of James Harden, Joel Embiid, Rick Ross, and Rev. Al Sharpton, among others who’ve already visited Meek in prison.
Mill’s attorneys have reportedly filed motions to release Mill from prison, but the judge overseeing the case has not relented. (ESPN)