The Philadelphia Eagles take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 on Sunday.
An anthem protester, Malcolm Jenkins of the Eagles, has decided to gift his tickets to a convicted felon.
Yeah, that should help the NFL’s image!
As a member of the Super Bowl-bound Philadelphia Eagles, national anthem protester and social activist Malcolm Jenkins is allotted a group of tickets for the upcoming Super Bowl.
Ever the activist, Jenkins decided to give his tickets to a convicted murderer who is out on parole.
The Eagles strong safety told the media that he read about convicted murderer Kempis Songster who was getting out of prison and decided to reward the killer with Super Bowl tickets, CBS Sports reported.
“A few weeks ago, I saw an article come across my text that he was getting out, and I wanted to do something special for him,” Jenkins told the New York Daily News on Jan. 25. “I knew I wanted to do something to celebrate him coming home because I understood he really dedicated himself to a life of service and he’s trying to repay what he’s taken from society. I know he has some great ideas and we’re trying to accomplish the same thing when we talk about reform and healing our communities.”
New York Daily News has more:
Songster, 45, was locked up for 30 years for a murder he committed when he was a teenager. He and another runaway, Dameon Brome, both originally from Brooklyn, received mandatory life sentences in 1988 for killing 17-year-old Anjo Pryce in a Philadelphia crack house.
His lengthy sentence was cut short following the Supreme Court ruling two years ago that found automatic life sentences for juveniles to be unconstitutional. Songster was released Dec. 28 and met Jenkins again the following day.
We’ll know soon enough what Super Bowl ratings will look like this year.
Chances are, they go down!