Wednesday, September 21, 2011

NFL Player says no to millions for something better...

Jason Wright (running back for Arizona Cardinals) is saying no to a 2 million dollar contract and yes to pursuing a graduate degree and improving the lives of inner-city children. A leader on and off the field, Wright has chosen what's the best over what the world says is the good.

Check out the whole article here: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ycn-9159265

I love this part of the article:


As a testament to his leadership, Wright would call running back and special teams only meetings Friday afternoons, and he'd answer any questions the young players - including first-round pickBeanie Wells(notes) - might have, ones they might be too embarrassed to ask a coach.
"He was the most unselfish guy I've been around," Cardinals running backs coach Tommie Robinson says. "He knew every position, and he made sure the guys in front of him knew everything.
"When you say Jason Wright, the vast majority of fans wouldn't recognize the name. But he brought intangibles you just can't coach. Either you got it, or you don't. Kids like that come along once every blue moon."
Added special teams coach Kevin Spencer, "When you walk out of the tunnel with him, you're a better football team."
Five-time Pro Bowl receiver Larry Fitzgerald(notes), whom the club signed to an eight-year, $128.5 million contract in August, says Wright was beloved and respected in the locker room.
"He's one of the best teammates I've ever had," Fitzgerald says. "But Jason has a higher calling, and he goes by the Lord's plan. As a friend and a Christian, I admire his courage.

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