Sports world reacts to Meek Mill’s release from prison
Meek Mill being released from prison on Tuesday was big news, and it made major waves in the sports world. Not only did Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin say he was heading to prison to pick up Meek and bring the Philly-based rapper to the team’s playoff game, but several other notable athletes were pleased to see Meek released.
Here’s a roundup of some of the Twitter reactions from notable athletes to Meek’s release.
Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns:
Welcome home @MeekMill
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) April 24, 2018
Eagles’ Jalen Mills:
MEEK MILL HOLLA AT ME BRO…. That MAN FREE
— Jalen Mills (@greengoblin) April 24, 2018
The New England Patriots, which included a photo of owner Robert Kraft with Meek, saying “justice for our friend.”
Justice for our friend. Finally free. pic.twitter.com/5RLkcBgohu
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 24, 2018
Georgia running back D’Andre Dwift:
They Free'd that man Meek Mill
— SWIFT (@DAndreSwift) April 24, 2018
Blazers’ CJ McCollum:
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) April 24, 2018
Ravens safety Tony Jefferson:
Meek Mill free
— Tony Jefferson (@_tonyjefferson) April 24, 2018
Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma added some social commentary:
It took meek mill 5 months to get out of jail but this guy from the Waffle House shooting can potentially be out by next week on BAIL. #OnlyInAmerica
— kuz (@kylekuzma) April 24, 2018
The 76ers are going to have even more motivation to try and close out their series with the Miami Heat on Tuesday night now that Meek’s been released.