Sixers Co Owner Wrote Letter Trying To Save Meek Mill From Jail
Rapper Meek Mill’s two-to-four year prison sentence for a probation violation ?sparked widespread outrage last week. Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, who testified on Meek Mill’s behalf, was among those to express shock after Judge Genece E. Brinkley delivered the heavy-handed punishment.
Rubin developed a close relationship with Meek Mill over the years, and recently took preemptive steps to keep him out of prison. In advance of his court appearance, Rubin spoke on Meek Mill’s behalf in a letter obtained by The Crossover. He lauded Meek Mill for his personal growth and community outreach, calling him one of his closest friends and asked for leniency.
Rubin, who also serves as Fanatics Executive Chairman and New Jersey Devils co-owner?, vowed to keep him on the straight and narrow path.
“Please know that I am devoted to his future and to making sure he accomplishes the goals you set forth for him,” Rubin wrote.