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Back in July, President Obama commuted the prison sentences of 46 non-violent drug offenders whose punishments were harsher than current laws would allow. And, as we told you then, one of those non-violent drug offenders was Katina Smith, mother of Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.
Smith began serving a harsh 24-year sentence for drug trafficking in 2000 after she refused to testify against her mother, Minnie Thomas. A subsequent reduction in her sentence had her on track to get out of prison in 2017. However, thanks to President Obama, she and 45 others got out on November 10.
Because she’s been in prison since he was 11 years old, Demaryius Thomas’ mom has never seen him play a football game in person. In fact, the only time she’s seen him at all is when he was able to visit her in prison—which has certainly not been easy since Demaryius’ football career took off.
“I know she’d be excited,” Thomas told the media on Wednesday. “It’d mean a lot for her to see my first game live.”
One would think it’d probably mean a lot to him, too.
Hat Tip – [USA Today]