I suppose the president is doing a little practice run, making sure he knows how to correctly pardon an old friend. Funny, because this fellow isn’t in jail, in fact never did any prison time. I also somehow missed this story of corruption (at least this part of it) involving former Louisiana Governor and convicted felon Edwin Edwards.
From the ESPN article:
In 1998, he pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony when he paid $400,000 to former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards in exchange for a riverboat gambling license. . . . He avoided prison, was fined $1 million and was suspended for a year by the NFL.