Robert Kraft visits rapper Meek Mill in prison

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited rapper Meek Mill in the State Correctional Institution in Chester, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, NBC Philadelphia reports.

Kraft was joined by entrepreneur Michael Rubin as the two offered support to Meek, who was sentenced to two to four years in prison in November for “violating his probation after failing a drug test, traveling out of the region and getting arrested for fighting and other related offenses.”

Amazing young man. I know how I’d feel if I was in the situation he is,” Kraft said afterward, via NBC Philadelphia. “Every time I see him, I just come away more impressed. He’s very intelligent. [It] makes it clear to me we have to do something with criminal justice reform.”

Kraft called Meek Mill’s imprisonment “just sad,” adding, “He shouldn’t be here.”

The Eagles used Meek Mill’s “Dreams and Nightmares” as their anthem in the postseason. Meek Mill, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, is a Philadelphia native.

61 responses to “Robert Kraft visits rapper Meek Mill in prison

  1. “He’s very intelligent. [It] makes it clear to me we have to do something with criminal justice reform.”

    Yes. He was smart enough to get caught. Let’s give him as many chances as he needs. I’m sure he poses no threat to society.

  2. Also, we should all be thanking the judge who treated Meek Mill like a regular person and gave him the punishment the law says he should receive, instead of letting him off the hook like almost every rich person who gets in trouble. I wish every judge was like that.

  3. Meek, who was sentenced to two to four years in prison in November for “violating his probation after failing a drug test, traveling out of the region and getting arrested for fighting and other related offenses.”

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    Why should he not be in there exactly?

  4. RKK doing RKK things.

    I don’t know the details of his situation, but 2-4 years for a parole violation seems a little extreme. Couple that with the fact that the D.A. recommended NO jail time and it’s the judge who refused to go along with that, and you can see where the problem lies. If you look at the numbers of people in jail without bail for parole violations it’s a ridiculous waste of taxpayer money. I’d rather spend that money paying law enforcement appropriately and giving them the tools and support to handle the legit “bad guys” rather than covering the cost of detaining someone who smoked some weed and got in a fight while on parole.

  5. spielman54moore84 says:
    April 10, 2018 at 10:55 pm
    He was originally convicted on GUN charges, now all the “we need stricter gun laws” people complain when someone gets put in jail for guns. SMH.

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    Not me. Robert Kraft doesn’t speak for people who support gun control any more than he speaks for people who oppose it.

  6. “Kraft called Meek Mill’s imprisonment “just sad,” adding, “He shouldn’t be here.”

    Kraft then offered Mills a tryout to replace Danny Amendola.

  7. offered support to Meek, who was sentenced to two to four years in prison in November for “violating his probation after failing a drug test, traveling out of the region and getting arrested for fighting and other related offenses.”

    “Amazing young man.”

    Really!!?? The guy violates probation by failing a drug test and gets sentenced to 2 to 4
    years. That’s what happens when you “violate” the terms of your probation.

    “He’s really intelligent”, says Kraft. Yeah, takes a rocket scientist to fail a drug
    test. I did a year house arrest followed by a year of probation for felony drug
    possession myself. The judge, followed by my P.O. made it perfectly CLEAR. You’ll be
    subjected to random drug test for the next 2 years of your life. If you fail one,
    the penalty for that will be harsh. Point taken your honor!! So for 2 years, I had
    to give up “partaking” in such activities versus going to prison for 5 years if I had
    “violated” the terms. Real hard decision there let me tell you!

  8. If he was so smart he wouldn’t have violated probation 3 times. The fact that you like someone doesn’t make them innocent. In order to violate probation you need to have already committed a crime to get you there. People act like the violation is the only reason he’s in jail.

  9. How does Kraft find this guy intelligent if he can’t even follow this simple rule: if you don’t violate your parole, you won’t go to prison.

  10. it’s getting very difficult to be a fan of the NFL and the over privileged owners/players. My sundays/Thursday’s/Monday’s can be spent elsewhere with much more reward and satisfaction.

  11. Meek Mill was convicted of gun possession from the testimony of a known dirty cop. A cop who when confronted by his allegations of bribery theft and lying under oath conveniently retired. Now this man has been on probation for 13 years for trumped up charges having served more time than if he would have taken a guilty plea. Yet you guys are in here making light of that mans situation. It’s sad you can’t even trust the police or judges to do the right thing nowadays.

  12. So this rapper is in prison for; “violating his probation after failing a drug test, traveling out of the region and getting arrested for fighting and other related offenses.” And Kraft says he shouldn’t be there? Seriously?

  13. jammer88 says:
    April 11, 2018 at 4:55 am
    So this rapper is in prison for; “violating his probation after failing a drug test, traveling out of the region and getting arrested for fighting and other related offenses.” And Kraft says he shouldn’t be there? Seriously?
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    The Pennsylvania Governor says Meek Mill should not be in prison for the violation

    Michael Rubin, the 76ers minority owner through whom Kraft met Meek Mill, and with whom Kraft visited Meek Mill, believes Mill should not be in prison for the violation.

    There is a video of the Philadelphia Eagles playing Meek Mill’s music, and shouting “Free Meek,’ in their locker room after their Super Bowl win.

    I do not know what Meek Mill is or is not guilty of, but apparently there are some reasonably prominent people that think the Judge/Justice System went too far…but let us make this all about Robert Kraft, right?

  14. FACT: This guy (robert kraft) gave putin a super bowl ring

    Unbelievable… but… it’s a fact!!!

  15. I don’t really get why people are bent out of shape over what someone else is doing. What is it to you who Kraft (or any other American) visits. Soapbox much?

  16. askafeld says:

    Cool to see one of the NFL owners acknowledge the disparity in the criminal justice system for people of color.
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    People of color? So you mean all people?

  17. doctorrustbelt says:
    April 11, 2018 at 6:17 am
    FACT: This guy (robert kraft) gave putin a super bowl ring

    Unbelievable… but… it’s a fact!!!
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    NOT a FACT.

    Putin took it and didn’t return it, basically he stole it.

  18. The Pennsylvania Governor says Meek Mill should not be in prison for the violation

    Michael Rubin, the 76ers minority owner through whom Kraft met Meek Mill, and with whom Kraft visited Meek Mill, believes Mill should not be in prison for the violation.

    There is a video of the Philadelphia Eagles playing Meek Mill’s music, and shouting “Free Meek,’ in their locker room after their Super Bowl win.

    I do not know what Meek Mill is or is not guilty of, but apparently there are some reasonably prominent people that think the Judge/Justice System went too far…but let us make this all about Robert Kraft, right?

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    he violated his probation 3-5 times (depending on which story you read) by getting arrested twice while on probation and using drugs and alcohol while on probation. All of which he admits to. He shouldn’t get a pass because of his fame, you or I wouldn’t. he was given chances and continued to violate. Take responsibility and move on!

  19. Unbelievable. “He shouldn’t be here?” What part of violating his probation doesn’t kraft understand? He had a chance to not be there. Instead he decided to fail a drug test, travel out of the region and get arrested for fighting. There are rules in place for a reason, people like this guy don’t feel they need to follow the rule. Too often, rich guys like kraft feel they don’t need to follow them either.

  20. patriotmaleorgy says:
    April 11, 2018 at 7:30 am
    I can see all the patriot fans in Foxboro walking down the streets in their uggs and singing along with their Meek Mill music.

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    Its mostly work boots and not much wandering around the streets (or country roads as it mostly is) These are people with jobs.

  21. “violating his probation after failing a drug test, traveling out of the region and getting arrested for fighting and other related offenses.”

    “He’s very intelligent.”

    Yeah, he’s a veritable Einstein.

  22. diveleft says:
    April 11, 2018 at 12:51 am
    How does Kraft find this guy intelligent if he can’t even follow this simple rule: if you don’t violate your parole, you won’t go to prison.

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    That’s not the issue. It’s the throwing the book at a minority for minor offenses. It’s the length of time he’s been in jail and for the severity of the offense that Kraft is referring to.

    Mandatory minimums and private prisons is one of the biggest rackets in this country.

  23. Well his buddy can pardon him, so either publicly ask him to if u feel so strong about it or admit its a publicity stunt.

  24. “Wow, the racism here is stone cold nauseating.”

    Thank you for saying it and to PFT for posting it.

  25. trumploverblog says:
    April 11, 2018 at 9:17 am
    A Loser visiting a loser
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    Self made billionaires cant really be called losers.

  26. I applaud Kraft for not being pigeonholed into a certain ideology these days and having the guts to do the kind of outreach he has the last few months. Maybe he has always been that way and I’m just noticing it now.

  27. So Bob Kraft wants a pardon for a guy who’s troubles began by carrying a gun ILLEGALLY, but then he offers financial and logistical support to a group that wishes to take guns from LEGAL gun owners?

    These weird, fake sjw ideologies are getting extremely backward and upside-down. It is becoming impossible for a rational thinking individual to lend any respect or credence to them.

  28. So many Law & Order disciples in here. So many ready to condemn.

    Good for Kraft for acknowledging there are issues with the
    legal system, and realizing that jail isn’t a solution,
    it’s just a warehouse holding system.

    Dislike the Pats, but kudos to Kraft for showing interest and
    support for civic issues, and not hiding behind a curtain of
    safety that his wealth and status could provide.
    He should be lauded, not criticized. Wake up.

  29. Moudabo says: Good for Kraft for acknowledging there are issues with the
    legal system, and realizing that jail isn’t a solution,
    it’s just a warehouse holding system.

    So….. you believe we should put pedophiles & psychos & rapists & murderers in a nicely furnished home, all together, and get them to sing kumbaya??

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