New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin visited rapper Meek Mill in prison on Tuesday.
According to NBC 10 Philadelphia’s Brian X. McCrone, the two men were at the State Correctional Institute in Chester, Pennsylvania, to offer some words of encouragement to Meek, who was sentenced to two to four years in jail in November for violating the terms of his probation.
“Amazing young man. I know how I’d feel if I was in the situation he is,” Kraft said. “Every time I see him, I just come away more impressed. He’s very intelligent. And makes it clear to me we have to do something with criminal justice reform.”
Kraft added that he thinks Meek is a “great guy” and the situation he’s in is “just sad.”
Last month, the rapper’s legal team filed a motion to have Judge Genece Brinkley removed from his case, stating she “exceeded the judicial role by sometimes essentially acting as a prosecutor and, at other times, taking an unusual interest in, and trying to inject herself into, [Meek Mill’s] personal and professional life.”
Kraft’s trip to see Meek comes four days after Rubin organized a visit by Philadelphia 76ers guards Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons, according to TMZ Sports.