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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick talks to the media at a news conference an NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers. AP / AP Photo/Denis Poroy

Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest may be preventing the athlete from speaking with media outlets, but the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback doesn’t hesitate to reach out to those in a rut.

Earlier this month, Robert Rihmeek Williams better known as rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating his probation. The sentencing drew swift backlash from fans and criminal justice reform advocates, including Kaepernick. Amidst news of being deemed GQ‘s “Citizen of the Year,” the free agent took time to show support for the “Fall Thru” rapper.



Kaep decided to have a more personal interaction with Mill this week when he phoned the rapper according to a recent tweet.

“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,” Kaep wrote on Twitter on Monday. “We’ll continue to fight against the harsh sentencing practices that have affected Meek & millions of other POC for generations.”

Kaep is just one of Mill’s many supporters. Last Monday, fans and activists rallied in Philadelphia to protest what many believe to be an exceptionally harsh sentencing probation violations. The judge who imposed the sentence is currently being investigated for questionable requests she’s made to the rapper over the years.



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