Kaepernick Tells Incarcerated Rapper Meek Mill He's Fighting for Him

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Kaep made a decision to have a more personal interaction with Mill this week when he phoned the rapper according to a recent tweet. The prosecutor called for no prison time.

"Spoke to Meek Mill & he wanted ppl to know regardless of his unjust situation, he's in good spirits & humbled by the support the people have shown him", the free-agent quarterback tweeted Monday.

Kaepernick, who has not played a down in the National Football League this season, previously advocated for Mill on social media, alleging his imprisonment is the result of "systemic oppression".

Mill's legal team has been fighting for the release of the 30-year-old, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, since a Philadelphia judge earlier this month sentenced Mill to two to four years for probation violations. "We'll continue to fight against the harsh sentencing practices that have affected Meek & millions of other [people of color] for generations". Last season he played for the San Francisco 49ers.

Former Philadelphia 76ers star Julius Erving and Philadelphia Eagles star Malcolm Jenkins were present at a rally to protest Mill's imprisonment. The sentencing drew swift backlash from fans and criminal justice reform advocates, including Kaepernick.