New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes is pleading with President Bush for a pardon for his pot-selling brother, who is serving a 27-year federal prison sentence in Arkansas, reports Newsday. Tynes' brother Mark, 31, was sentenced two years ago and has exhausted his appeals seeking a lighter sentence. Presidents leaving office traditionally issue a series of pardons and commutations.
"It's worth a shot. It's part of the process, so why not use it?" Tynes asked reporters. "He deserves to be serving some time. The 27 years is something that we think is a little steep, added Tyne, who said his family is keeping "our fingers crossed."