In the NFL, we hear a great deal about the players that misbehave. Getting in trouble with the law is reported on, almost as much as how many touchdowns were scored. Mike Evans is just the opposite, hearing about a tragedy that befell a long-time Buccaneers fan, and helped them out.
Players like Greg Hardy dominate the NFL news far too often. Football players of late have become synonymous with the words “arrest”, “suspension”, “drugs”, and countless others. With that, it becomes important to highlight when players do the right thing for their community. Mike Evans did just that for a long time fan of the Buccaneers, and it is a move that deserves celebrating.
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In a tragic turn of events, a couple from Pennsylvania lost their baby, named Jayden. Someone familiar with the couple went to “Go Fund Me” to start a funding campaign to help defray the funeral costs. (Anyone interested, please help the family out by clicking here.
Here is where it gets interesting. Luke Easterling, writer for Bleacher Report and Bucs Blitz, got wind of the situation and posted the situation on Twitter:
Then, Easterling attached the Twitter handles of the Bucs players to the tweet, so the players could see the information and help if they chose to. The campaign only set an original goal of $500. In a classy move, Mike Evans went into the campaign and donated the full amount that was being asked for, $500.
Some might scoff at the small amount of the donation. Granted, $500 is a drop in the bucket for any NFL football player. Most of them spend three times that amount when they go out on the town. Some might look down on the donation for that reason. But that isn’t the point.
The point is that Evans went ahead and made the donation. Many players in this league would not have reached out to a fan in this situation. The fact that Evans went out and did it, shows his upbringing, and his exemplary class.
The Bucs are lucky to have a player with this type of character on their roster.