College Footballers Rewarded For Honesty Caught On Camera

College Footballers Rewarded For Honesty Caught On CameraFour football players from William Paterson University went shopping at a general store in Wayne, N.J., on Sunday afternoon. After spending several minutes trying to locate the store clerk, two of the players who needed sunglasses and batteries were captured on store security cameras leaving money at the register.

‘Who does that?’

Buddy’s Small Lots store manager, Marci Lederman, was taken by their honesty.

“They picked up a few items, and they left cash on the counter and waved to the cameras,” Lederman told Yahoo News. “Who does that?”

Thomas James, Kell’E Gallimore, Jelani Bruce and Anthony Biondi do that. As it turns out, the players had unknowingly entered a closed store. Lederman said a lock on the front door had malfunctioned and a half-lit store made it look like Buddy’s was open. Police phoned her to say an alarm had been tripped, but she found nothing amiss.


‘Good example’

Lederman was so impressed that she called a local TV station to share the surveillance video, which helped her identify the four young men. On Tuesday, she rewarded each of them with $50 shopping sprees.

“For me it’s the total product,” Coach Flora said. “I’m looking for guys that will come in, be here for four years, learn, develop, graduate, become good alums, give back to the university, give back to the program and along the way hopefully have some fun and set a good example.”

How many people you know are capable of that level of honesty? Feel free to share your thoughts regarding this rare good news from the sports world!

Source: Jason Sickles | Yahoo! News

Image: ABC News

High School Football Players Protect Girl With Special Needs From Bullies

High School Football Players Protect Girl With Special Needs From BulliesChy Johnson is a freshman at Queen Creek (Ariz.) High who happens to have a brain disorder. No sooner had Johnson enrolled at Queen Creek than she began being the victim of nasty bullying from a wide variety of fellow Queen Creek students, some of whom allegedly even threw trash at the 16 year old.

‘Protected by a phalanx of football players’

The bullying incidents got so bad that Johnson’s mother reached out to the one teen at the school with whom she had a social connection through a friend, a senior named Carson Jones. As it turns out, Jones is also the starting quarterback for the Queen Creek football team, a good looking one at that. In short, he is the apex of cool at Queen Creek.

As first reported by AZFamily.com, all Johnson’s mother wanted was to know the name of the girls who were bullying her daughter. Instead, Jones decided to take it upon himself to protect the freshman, eating lunch with her every day and ensuring that she was protected by a phalanx of other football players when she walked through the hall.


‘My boys love me’

“They’re not mean to me, because all my boys love me,” Chy told AZFamily. “So much.”

Chy’s “boys” form a solid core of the Queen Creek football team, and they have successfully kept those who would target the special needs student away. Jones doesn’t completely understand why or how it has happened, but it has. For their part, Jones and his teammates say that they’re getting just as much out of the relationship as Johnson is, too.

“It feels good to know that we helped someone else, because you know, we’re doing good, everything for us is going well, but someone else needs to feel good, too,” Queen Creek senior Tucker Workman told AZFamily.

Have you been a victim of bullying? How did you learn to stand up for yourself?

Source: Yahoo News

Image: ESPN