The New Orleans Saints traded draft picks with the New England Patriots to move up and select Alabama running back Mark Ingram in the 2011 NFL draft. Ingram went 28th overall and actually had to wait longer than some people expected him to. After getting picked, he was interviewed by ESPN’s Suzy Kolber who got personal with him. Kolber read a message Ingram’s father had sent to him from prison, and the emotion caused Mark to break down and cry:
Mark Ingram Sr. played 10 years in the NFL, six for the Giants, and helped them win the Super Bowl in 1990. In 2008 he was sentenced to seven years in prison for bank fraud and money laundering. He’s not expected to be released until late 2014, but there’s little doubt his impact on his son is profound.
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