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JSU’s Deion Sanders credited with supporting Lil Wayne pardon

Coach Prime has made a positive impact on the city as a whole (Photo by SuperTalk Mississippi News)

On his way out of office, as is customary with all presidents, President Donald Trump granted a large number of pardons, including one to rapper Lil Wayne.

Facing a potential sentence of up to 10 years in prison on a firearm possession charge, Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., was granted a full pardon with some help from Jackson State head football coach Deion Sanders.

In a statement issued by the White House (seen below), ‘Coach Prime’ is credited with speaking on behalf of Lil Wayne.

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.”

In total, President Trump granted 73 pardons and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals.

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