Barack Obama did a lot of good things during his presidency, and this may have been his quietest and most important act during the eight years in the White House.
Katina Smith, the mother of Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, will see her son play for the first time ever after spending over 20 years in prison.
“Yeah, she can travel now, so we’re working on that,” Thomas said after Wednesday’s practice, via ESPN.com. “It would mean a lot. It would be her first game. I would be excited. I know she’ll be excited. It would mean to see her first game live.”
In July, President Obama commuted the sentences of 46 federal prisoners, including Smith, who was released to a halfway house on Nov. 10 but couldn’t travel for 60 days.
The visit was in jeopardy because Smith is not permitted to be in a drug environment. Colorado has legalized marijuana, but her parole officer allowed the trip.