On Tuesday, the quarterback took to Twitter, where he asked Trump to show his fellow Florida native some leniency.
— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) January 5, 2021
"Hey @realDonaldTrump @potus my friend @KodakBlack1k deserves to be commuted," Jackson tweeted. "The system punished him way to hard for a paperwork crime #freekodak."
Jackson's plea was followed by a reply from Black's lawyer, Bradford Cohen. Cohen applauded Jackson for coming to Black's aid and claimed that "fairness" wasn't being applied to his client's case.
The great and I mean great @Lj_era8 future all of famer and good friend. Fairness is not limited to one case. 46 months in a max prison for checking the wrong box on a form? Thank you Lamar #freekodak https://t.co/eRTiaICVCq
— Bradford Cohen (@bradfordcohen) January 5, 2021
"The great and I mean great @Lj_era8 future hall of famer and good friend. Fairness is not limited to one case," Cohen tweeted. "46 months in a max prison for checking the wrong box on a form? Thank you Lamar #freekodak."
Jackson isn't the only public figure to come to Kodak's defense. The quarterback's tweet on Tuesday is nearly a spitting image of the one posted by Lil Yachty on Monday. This seems like the start of a campaign to make Black's freedom one of Trump's last executive actions.
— concrete boy boat (@lilyachty) January 4, 2021
Black's most recent attempt to have his sentence reduced was denied by federal prosecutors last week.
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