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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Buju Banton Gets Letter of Support From NBA Baller, Hollywood Actor Danny Glover and Stephen Marley

Legendary Hollywood actor Danny Glover and the son of Reggae legend Bob Marley, Stephen Marley have both voiced their support for 2010 Grammy winner Buju Banton, who currently awaits sentencing on drug trafficking charges.

The Jamaican singer was convicted in February in Tampa federal court of conspiring to set up a cocaine deal in 2009. He faces a mandatory minimum 15-year prison sentence.

In court documents filed Thursday seeking a shorter sentence, Banton's attorney, David Markus, included letters of support from the singer's fans and some of his 15 children.
Glover wrote that Banton is a role model and spiritual leader. Reggae singer Stephen Marley wrote that Banton "has inspired and uplifted many" throughout his career.
Atlanta Hawks basketball player Etan Thomas wrote that he still hopes to include Banton in a book he's planning about fatherhood.
Banton's sentencing is June 23.


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