Sports World Reacts to Meek Mill's Release from Prison

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistApril 24, 2018

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 25:  Meek Mill performs during V-103 Live Pop Up Concert at Philips Arena on March 25, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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Rapper Meek Mill's five-month stint in prison for probation violation came to an end on Tuesday. 

Per TMZ Sports, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced Mill would be released from prison after overruling a decision from Judge Genece Brinkley last week. 

Mill's first post on Instagram after his release was a picture of himself and Kevin Hart, along with a three-word message to the Philadelphia 76ers:

Meek's prison sentence has captivated the sports world. The Philadelphia native was visited in prison by members of the 76ers and Eagles. 

Upon hearing news of Mill's release, the Eagles tweeted out a video from the Super Bowl when they used his song "Dreams and Nightmares" to run out of the tunnel:

Philadelphia Eagles @Eagles

Hold up, wait a minute. https://t.co/qYsk9RsCgg

Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills sent his own message to the hip-hop artist:

Jalen Mills @greengoblin


New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft took a trip to the State Correctional Institution-Chester earlier this month. 

"He's an amazing young man," Kraft told reporters. "I know how I'd feel if I were in the situation he is. He's very intelligent."

The Patriots tweeted out a message of support for Meek:

New England Patriots @Patriots

Justice for our friend. Finally free. https://t.co/5RLkcBgohu

ESPN's Kevin Neghandi pointed out the poetry of Meek Mill's release happening on this day:

Kevin Negandhi @KNegandhiESPN

Meek Mill is free. @Sixers have a chance to close our a playoff series for the first time in 6 yrs. Wells Fargo is gonna be crazy tonight.

New York Jets quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and Carolina Panthers wide receiver Torrey Smith, who played for the Eagles last season, also chimed in with their messages to Mill:

Teddy Bridgewater @teddyb_h2o

Welcome home @MeekMill, when you getting ready for that @funkflex interview/freestyle just hit my line, I’m right down the street 💯. Blessed.

76ers co-owner Michael G. Rubin posted on Instagram that he was the one picking Mill up from prison following his release:

Speaking to TMZ Sports, Floyd Mayweather said he was happy to see Mill going home. 

"I'm glad he home," Mayweather said. "He deserves to be home."

Eagles running back Jay Ajayi, Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R Smith and Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns got in on the celebration parade:

Jay Ajayi @JayTrain

MEEK FREE!!!!! Philly Lit🔥🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/c2ESDfhDnA

Karl-Anthony Towns @KarlTowns

Welcome home @MeekMill ✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽

Mill was originally sentenced to two to four years in prison last November. TMZ noted he will have another hearing "in about 60 days" that could potentially dismiss his conviction.