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    LaMarr Woodley donates $60,000 to cover school budget cuts

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...l-budget-cuts/


    wow, this guy gets it. Very classy.

    A Michigan school district will not have to go through with plans to make students pay to play sports after Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley stepped in to help.

    As a result of budget cuts, Saginaw Public Schools implemented a fee of $75 this year for students wanting to play sports. When Woodley, a 2003 Saginaw High School graduate, heard about that, he contacted the school district, asked how much money those fees would collect, and then told them to scrap the fees because he’d cover the $60,000 himself.

    Woodley has declined to draw any attention to himself for his donation, but the school’s athletic director, Dan Szatowski, told the Saginaw News that hundreds of kids are going to benefit from Woodley’s generosity.

    “If you know him, you know he’s not doing it to see his name in the paper,” Szatkowski said. “He’s beyond that. What a great message this sends to the kids, to the families, to the other people in the city and even the state. It’s a tough time, but here’s a professional player who gets it. This is a big deal. He’s providing the means for kids to participate. What’s the price you can put on that? What price do you put on an experience? LaMarr Woodley is providing for that experience.”

    During an offseason when far too many NFL players were in the news for drunk driving or domestic violence, Woodley is the kind of player NFL fans should celebrate.

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    Nicely done.

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    +1. We hate the Stillers in our home partially on account of Big Ben being such a sh!thead. They move up a notch now. They are now on notch 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ListerFiend View Post
    And gives it.

    Great news for the kids. Nice when you hear good things like this about football players. There are many more good guys in the NFL than bad guys.

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    Great story...

    Boomer Esiason has done similar stuff at east islip high school. he purchased a $hitload of weighlifting equipment for their gym.

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    Always great to see guys step up like this... It rarely gets reported on, even if the media knows about it...

    Good for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysGreenAlwaysWhite View Post
    Always great to see guys step up like this... It rarely gets reported on, even if the media knows about it...

    Good for him.

    +1

    its a shame that they would often rather report on some guy head-butting his wife over a pack of condoms then good deeds like this.

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    Hasn't Braylon Edwards done this type of thing on more than one occasion? Too bad he was a malcontent we had to dump to keep our angel 'Tone' on the roster and happy.

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    good Kharma...some guys do this...and they do it for the right reasons so u never hear about it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysGreenAlwaysWhite View Post
    Always great to see guys step up like this... It rarely gets reported on, even if the media knows about it...

    Good for him.
    Sometimes the players don't want it to be known publicly.

    Once it is known that a player donated to one thing, then organizations will be coming out of the woodwork asking for donations.

    I'm a DJ, and when I donate a gig for an organization, I ask them not to let anyone know that I did it for free.

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