Saints Super Fan ‘JJ’ Graduates High School Days After Father Sentenced To Prison For Taking Money From Charity To Gamble At Casinos (VIDEO)
Jarrius Robertson is a high school graduate.
On Friday night, the Louisiana sports super fan received his diploma from high school and his family showed up and showed out for him.
Even New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton congratulated him on Twitter:
It was an awesome moment for the kid who just witnesses his father Jordy Robertson being sentenced to eight years in prison for drug trafficking and for fraudulently capitalizing on his son’s illness with a phony charity. Federal prosecutors say he defrauded donors of between $95,000 and $150,000 — $70,000 of which came directly from New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson and National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Prosecutors ultimately charged Jordy Robertson with wire fraud and conspiring to sell cocaine and heroin samples to a federal informant.
Jarrius’ statement, posted on Twitter, added, “All I ever wanted to do was make everyone aware of the need for organ donation so that it might help others in need. I love making everybody laugh and have fun. I hope going forward my family and I can show how truly sorry we are for what happened and regain the trust of all who have supported us!”
Jarrius was not suspected of any wrongdoing.