deion-sanders-lil-wayneDeion Sanders apparently played a part in Lil Wayne’s presidential pardon.

The Jackson State football coach spoke on behalf of the rapper’s pardon, which was granted by outgoing President Donald J. Trump.

The rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, pleaded guilty to illegal gun possession on Dec. 11, 2020 after being arrested a year earlier. He was awaiting sentencing later this month and faced up to 10 years in federal prison.

Here’s the full statement on Lil’ Wayne from The White House: Read more in HBCUGameDay.