Robert Kraft visits rapper Meek Mill in prison

New England Patriots owner visits and advocates for rapper's release after a controversial arrest in November
By Jakob Morris | Sep 28, 2018
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft made an unexpected appearance Tuesday as he visited prominent rapper Meek Mill at a state correctional facility in Pennsylvania. Meek Mill, stage name of Robert Rihmeek Williams, was sentenced to two to four years in prison this past November for a probation violation after he failed a drug test, was caught traveling outside the region and getting arrested for fighting.

Meek Mill's incarceration was controversial among many for quite some time after his arrest, and Kraft visited him in jail today with colleague Michael Rubin to advocate for his release.

"He's an amazing young man," he told press outside the State Correctional Institution-Chester. "I know how I'd feel if I were in the situation he is. He's very intelligent."

Last Thursday, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office filed a motion to the court that it "does not oppose" Williams being released on bail. Mill's attorneys have also reportedly filed motions for his release; however, the judge overseeing the case has not agreed to any terms presented.

Kraft's statements, later aired by NBC10 in Philadelphia, also advocated for "criminal justice reform". He states, "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."



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