Get a kick out of this one.
The sports and music world crossed paths in a rather unusual way on Wednesday when Teakasi 6ix9ine’s kidnapper, Anthony “Harv” Ellison, compared himself to NFL kicker Adam Vinatieri in a bizarre letter ahead of his upcoming sentence hearing.
“I can imagine this is how Adam Vinatieri and the Patriots felt in 2004 Super Bowl 38 at the 41-yard line,” Ellison wrote in the unsealed letter obtained by the New York Post. “Clock is ticking, everything is coming to this. The weight of the world is on my shoulders.”
Ellison was, of course, referring to Vinatieri’s game-winning field goal to lift the Patriots over the Panthers in 2004 for the franchise’s second Super Bowl. It was the second game-winning field goal to win a Super Bowl for Vinatieri, who would continue to have a 24-yeara career in the NFL.
It was part of Ellison’s six-page handwritten letter to U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer on Sept. 10 pleading for leniency in his Oct. 15 sentencing.
Ellison was found guilty last year of kidnapping the rapper, as well as charges of racketeering conspiracy and the slashing of a rival gang member.
Ellison could potentially face a sentence of 30 years to life in prison.