Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin wrote a letter to the judge who sentenced rapper Meek Mill to two-to-four years in prison for violating his probation.
Sports Illustrated's The Crossover obtained Rubin's plea to Philadelphia judge Genece E. Brinkley. He called Mill, who was arrested for a fight in a St. Louis airport in March and for popping wheelies on his dirt bike without a helmet in August, a "good son, a good father, and a loyal friend."
"He knows that he is at a pivotal point in his career and that the stakes are high," Rubin wrote. "I want you to know that I am personally invested in him so that he can help others."
Although Rubin said that Mill "might not have handled himself well" with Brinkley, he also expressed a desire to "help Mill realize his potential as an artist and use his growing influence and resources to give back to Philadelphia and other communities like us."
A rally protesting Mill's sentencing will take place Monday outside Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Center. According to Fox 29, basketball legend Julius Erving and Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Malcolm Jenkins are expected to attend.