Wednesday, November 26, 2008
The Daily News reports Lawrence Tynes, the placekicker for the New York Giants is hoping that his 31-year old brother, a drug trafficker serving out a 27-year sentence, will be pardoned by George W. Bush. Tynes' lawyer is the finance chairman for the New Jersey Republican State Committee. Ironically, Bush singled out Tynes at a presentation on the White House lawn saying, "Lawrence Tynes, who's with us here, came through with a 47-yard field goal in overtime. You know, I knew you were going to make it." The Daily News also reports that Tynes' brother had a prior felony charge "as kingpin of a syndicate that transported 3,600 pounds of marijuana between Texas and Florida." Oddly enough, Tynes' lawyer will not even submit the paperwork for a commutation of sentence until next week. See story here.