So only two months after the Patriots lose one of their biggest games in franchise history to the Philadelphia Eagles, Robert Kraft is found visiting Chester State Correctional Institution. The reason? to visit jailed rapper Meek Mill. Nope, this isn’t a joke, Robert Kraft actually went to go visit Meek Mill in Prison.
Last week I saw a headline saying that Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz went to visit Meek Mill in prison for “words of wisdom” going into the playoffs. Even then I thought what could Meek Mill possibly say to Ben Simmons to prepare him the NBA Playoffs? This story is exactly the one Patriots fans look at and think what the hell do players from other organizations do in their free time?
So now, Robert Kraft, the owner of the most strict franchise in sports, goes and visits an inmate in the Chester State Correctional Institute. Kraft visited the same guy that is the face of the city that just beat his team in the Super Bowl. The same guy who’s song “Dreams and Nightmares” played as the Eagles ran out on the field (in what I consider one of the most hype entrances in Super Bowl history) before whopping the Patriots.
You have to wonder how that conversation started. Meek Mill is the same guy that has gotten into beefs with some of the hardest rappers in the game (50 Cent, The Game) so I’m sure he had no problem talking smack to Robert Kraft about the Super Bowl. Also, out of all people why Meek Mill the one that Kraft decides to visit? There’s just so many questions I have about this conversation.
All jokes aside, Meek Mill got sentenced to 2-4 years for violating his probation. Now I don’t know the full details of the case, but from what I have read and heard, many Philadelphia lawyers believe that Meek’s sentence was excessive. If this is coming from Philadelphia lawyers, it must be true considering it seems as if every other commercial on local television in Philly is an advertisement for a different lawyer, so it seems like a pretty competitive market.
After visiting, Kraft called Meek an “amazing young man” and said he “shouldn’t be [in prison].” As much as we may joke about this, Kraft’s overall reason for being there and the message is significant as he talked about mass incarceration.
I still have a ridiculous amount of questions for this visit. Did Kraft congratulate Meek on the Super Bowl Victory? Does Kraft actually listen to Meek’s music? When Meek is out will he start coming to Patriots games? All I know is coming out to Meek Mill before the Super Bowl is much more wild than coming out to the overused “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne. If this new friendship leads to a future pre-game partnership between the two, I’m all for it. Fire me up.