After the New Orleans Saints traded up to take Alabama running back Mark Ingram with the No. 28 overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, ESPN reporter Suzy Kolber read him a message live on the air from his jailed father.
Mark Ingram Sr., who is in the middle of a seven-year federal sentence for laundering and bank fraud, told Mark in an email that he is a great person and that he has made him a proud father. That is when Ingram Jr. began to tear up.
Ingram Sr. had an additional two years added to his sentence for jumping bail and trying to see his son play in the 2009 Sugar Bowl.