Ex-NBA player Kermit Washington just got denied HARD – with a judge rejecting his request for early prison release over fears he could catch the ‘Rona.
As we previously reported, the 68-year-old former NBA All-Star is serving 6 years in prison for running a bogus charity scheme in which he stole around $1 MILLION that was supposed to help starving and HIV positive children in Africa.
Back in April, Washington filed court docs begging the judge for an early release — citing health concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Washington argued he’s at a “high risk of death or serious illness from COVID-19” — noting the “extreme rate of infection” and the number of deaths of inmates in the nationwide prison system.
But, now the court has ruled … and it’s bad news for Kermit.
According to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, officials decided the risk of catching COVID simply isn’t a good enough excuse to justify early release.
“The risk of the spread of COVID-19 alone is not enough to constitute extraordinary and compelling reasons for release.”
Washington still has a few more years left on his prison term — and he’s obviously hoping it doesn’t turn into an unintentional death sentence.