Eagles Show Solidarity with Rapper Meek Mill during Super Bowl Entrance

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Philadelphia Eagles show solidarity with imprisoned rapper Meek Mill during Super Bowl entrance

Rapper Meek Mill might not be able to attend this year’s Super Bowl, but the imprisoned MC was with his home team in spirit on Sunday when the Philadelphia Eagles took the field to his 2012 song “Dreams and Nightmares” — the ultimate underdog anthem.

Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison in September by Philadelphia Judge Genece E. Brinkley, who cited a failed drug test and the rapper’s noncompliance with a court order restricting his travel.

The rapper, who is a big football fan, appeared in court following probation violations related to a 2008 gun and drug case. Outrage over his sentence moved beyond the courtroom and sparked a criminal justice debate.