Deion Sanders
Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders helped Lil’ Wayne get a pardon

In between coaching Jackson State, recording podcasts and shooting commercials, Deion Sanders helped get Lil’ Wayne pardoned.

Deion Sanders has apparently played a part in Lil Wayne’s presidential pardon.

The Jackson State football coach spoke on behalf of the rapper’s pardon, which was granted by outgoing President Donald J. Trump.

The rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, pleaded guilty to illegal gun possession on Dec. 11, 2020 after being arrested a year earlier. He was awaiting sentencing later this month and faced up to 10 years in federal prison. 

Here’s the full statement on Lil’ Wayne from The White House:

Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. – President Trump granted a full pardon to Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., also known as “Lil Wayne.”  Mr. Carter pled guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, owing to a conviction over 10 years ago.  Brett Berish of Sovereign Brands, who supports a pardon for Mr. Carter, describes him as “trustworthy, kind-hearted and generous.”  Mr. Carter has exhibited this generosity through commitment to a variety of charities, including donations to research hospitals and a host of foodbanks.  Deion Sanders, who also wrote in support of this pardon, calls Mr. Wayne “a provider for his family, a friend to many, a man of faith, a natural giver to the less fortunate, a waymaker, [and] a game changer.”

Wayne met with the outgoing President shortly before entering his plea. He then became an advocate for his ‘platinum plan’ in an attempt to help push the vote in his direction. It didn’t get the incumbent elected, but it appears to have paid off for the rapper.

Deion Sanders found time to advocate for the rapper while coaching football, shooting podcasts and commercials and everything else he’s got going on. He’s made some pretty interesting headlines since being hired by Jackson State, but this may be the most unexpected.

Wayne is a New Orleans, Louisiana native, but don’t be surprised if he at least starts rocking JSU gear and maybe more. 

Deion Sanders helped Lil’ Wayne get a pardon
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