Tynes answers calls from prison

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Of the congratulatory telephone calls that Lawrence Tynes received after his field goal sent the Giants to the Super Bowl, the least unusual was the one from a 30-year-old inmate at the Forrest City Federal Correctional Institution in Arkansas. Tynes, the Giants' kicker, hears from him several times a week. They talk about football and family and the details of the case that sent the man to prison for 27 years. In his typically blunt tone, he began the tale of his brother Mark Tynes, who is now scheduled for release on Nov. 8, 2026, for his role in marijuana trafficking. "I'm not embarrassed about it," Lawrence Tynes said. "Everyone has skeletons in the closet or whatever. You could go in that locker room and find 50 other stories probably similar to mine. He's my brother. I love him. He made some bad choices. Rightfully so, he should be punished. But the extent of the punishment, to me, is ridiculous."

New York Times