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Post by Unknown Brother 14.06.11 0:21

On June 29, 1983, Kansas City Chiefs RB Joe Delaney lost his life trying to save three children from drowning in a lake and, 28 years later, we have a similar heroic act from a Chiefs players which, fortunately, didn't cost him his life.

The Americus Times Recorder has the full (and incredible) story but Chiefs TE Leonard Pope saved a six-year old boy from drowning last weekend. Anne Moore tells the paper the story of Pope saving her six-year old son, Bryson.

http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2011/6/13/2222017/chiefs-leonard-pope-saves-boy-drowning

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Post by Grizzly 14.06.11 12:18

Yes a fantastic act, but i also read that Pope was the only person at the party who was able to swim ? ? ?
Who put the damn pool in and what kinda parents let their kid loose in a pool when they can't swim ?

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Post by Pr4wn 14.06.11 12:27

You gotta wonder why you pay all that money for a pool when you can't swim.

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Post by CFCNick 14.06.11 13:21

Who does that? Stupidity at its highest.

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Post by Grizzly 14.06.11 15:45

So many football players shoot themselves in their feet (one quite literally !) with arrogance, attitude, ignorance etc, so reading this reassured me there are still some good guys out there.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8204b259/article/dolphins-rb-clay-working-odd-jobs-to-pay-bills-during-lockout?module=HP_headlines

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Post by Pr4wn 14.06.11 16:15

Yeah I read about this guy last night. The Dolphins must be very pleased with his work ethic and willingness to do the dirty work.

Rookies are in a tough spot. They're not getting paid and they're not yet part of the unions.

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Post by thunder and lightning 14.06.11 16:52

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81ff5cb1/article/lets-dance-bears-rookie-thomas-helps-girl-with-spina-bifida

Its nice to see that for every "Britt arrested again" story there are things like this going on too.

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Post by Pr4wn 14.06.11 17:02

Just merged all the good stories into one thread and re-named it.

It is good to see things ilke this, and I feel that British sports stars really don't do enough to help out in their communities.

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Post by CFCNick 14.06.11 17:15

Another one

NFL Superstar Ray Lewis Blesses Young Boy In Need

This is a great story of bad news turning into good news. Baltimore Ravens all-star Ray Lewis and other National Football League players are rallying around a ten year-old boy, La’Shaun Armstrong, whose mother, in desperation, drove him and his siblings into the Hudson river. Now that his family is gone, the boy’s new extended family includes many players providing fun activities, financial support, and lots of love. Ray Lewis, who has offerred to mentor the boy, said, “I looked at him and told him, ‘I’m here for you man. I can’t replace what you’ve lost. But i can tell you that I’m here to go forward with you.”

http://blog.beliefnet.com/goodnews/2011/06/nfl-superstar-ray-lewis-blesses-young-boy-in-need.html

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Post by Pr4wn 14.06.11 17:25

Since when do you see Wayne Rooney or John Terry doing anything like that?

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Post by CFCNick 14.06.11 17:33

It really puts Association football players down a a few pegs more when you see so many decent people in other sports

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Post by GB1919 14.06.11 18:39

This one is a few months old but I remember liking it at the time and it certainly fits in with the theme here.

Eagles players DeSean Jackson, Jamal Jackson and Todd Herremans on The View to visit an 13 year old who had been beaten up by older teenagers. DeSean gives him the shirt of his back and basically ends up saying if he ever needs help they'll have his back.

http://www.twackle.com/articles/Eagles-Players-Surprise-Bullied-Boy-On-The-View---NFL


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Post by Derbyblue 15.06.11 1:43

It's a shame that I can't think of any stories like this regarding British football players, but instead I can only think of stories where they have cheated on their partners or ended up in fights, I know there are plenty of NFL players who have legal troubles too.

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Post by Norfolk and Good 28.06.11 9:46

A trawl through history.

Richard McFadden who played for Leyton Orient was awarded a Humane Society medal after he dived into the River Lea and saved a young boy from drowning. McFadden who lost his life in World War 1 was awarded a DCM.

McFadden, along with the entire Orient playing squad and some office staff, signed up for the Sportsman Battilion in answer to the call to arms. I believe Leyton Orient were the first team to respond.

The cream of London sportsmen were all placed in the same battilion which was basically wiped out in action. Logic would have suggested that the sportsmen would have been spread around amongst other battilions to avoid the mass loss.

Lions lead by Donkeys.

Not sure that the current crop of fancy dans would answer the call so willingly.

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Post by CFCNick 28.06.11 11:23

Different age nowadays. We're not like certain countries in Africa and Eastern Europe where you must complete a certain amount of time in the military.

Footballers would just rather sit on the beach and string along their club for a bigger contract, i.e. Wayne Rooney.

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