NFL Player Ray Rice Changing Lives
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice deserves some love. The NFL player may be a free-agent as of this writing, not sure, but if that’s the case, it’s a win-win situation for the kids.
Perusing Rice’s Twitter and Facebook reflects an incredibly altruistic athlete. This morning, Rice shared a photo of he and ‘his main man Donte,’ explaining to fans that “the kid just has a personality that can light up a room.”
After the Baltimore Ravens lost their chance at the Super Bowl, Rice commented:
“I get over wins and losses really fast. I’ve had the ability to get over this one faster than people expected me to. I will watch the Super Bowl. There are people in the world hurting worse than the Baltimore Ravens. There are people with cancer; people suffering from poverty, disease. There are people battling real-life situations.”
Furthering his actions, Rice is actively engaging fans on social media sites, answering their questions and offering uplifting advice. A recent letter from a young fan using profane language had obviously bothered Rice:
“My publicist…just text me a photo of a letter from a NINE YEAR OLD BOY…saying he was writing to tell me that I am the Bleeping Bleep (Fill in the bleeps with 2 common curse words) I am so disappointed in this! Wish today’s youth would spend time expanding their vocabulary so there would be no need for this type of language. I don’t even know what to say.” Fans answered and Rice responded: “Thanks for all the comments on my last post – ok so I have decided to take the advice of a fan and write back to the 9 year old boy who wrote curse words to me.”
Not sure how that saga concluded, but it goes to show you that there are some mighty-might fine NFLers who really do care about today’s youth.
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