Why is Malcolm Jenkins bailing out Philly criminal defendants?

November 26, 2018 GMT

By Staff

On Sunday afternoon, defensive back Malcolm Jenkins made a red-zone interception that could turn out to be a season-saving play for the Eagles. By Monday morning, he had turned his attention to a more serious matter — if such a thing is even possible in the city of Philadelphia.

Jenkins, a cofounder of the social-justice advocacy group, the Players Coalition, was at the Kensington nonprofit Impact Services to call for reforms to the city’s money bail system, which he called unjust and racist. Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Jenkins and other Eagles players posted $25,000 — matched by another $25,000 from the Eagles Social Justice Fund — to bail out nine Philadelphians so they could be home with their families.

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