Tekashi 6ix9ine’s kidnapper better hope he has some good blocking and no crosswind.
Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods member Anthony “Harv” Ellison bizarrely compared himself in court papers to an NFL kicker trying to win the Super Bowl, as he wrote about preparing for his upcoming sentencing hearing, according to a newly unsealed letter.
The career gangbanger dug deep into football lore, as he described the difficulty of preparing his defense memo with limited access to his attorneys amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
“I can imagine this is how Adam Vinatieri and the Patriots felt in 2004 Super Bowl 38 at the 41-yard line,” wrote Ellison. “Clock is ticking, everything is coming down to this. The weight of the world is on my shoulders.”
Vinatieri ultimately kicked a field goal that clinched a victory for the New England Patriots against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX.
Ellison, 32, submitted the six-page handwritten letter on Sept. 10 to U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer, pleading for leniency in advance of his October 15 sentencing.
Ellison was found guilty last year of orchestrating the gunpoint kidnapping and robbery of Tekashi and the ear-to-chin slashing of a rival a few months later.
Despite federal prosecutors’ arguments to the contrary, Ellison, who was once Tekashi’s bodyguard, insisted that he has matured and is now dedicated to becoming a better person.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Longyear recommended a sentence of 30 years to life, arguing that Ellison has refused to accept responsibility for his violent crimes.