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(Thomas Jefferson)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mo. Western players save toddler from hot car video

This summer has been a hard one for college football with so many major programs in trouble for their football players breaking the rules by accepting money or items from boosters.  Most are awaiting word of sanctions from the NCAA.

Then this story with video comes out of two college football players in Missouri who play for Missouri Western saving the life of a toddler because they stopped to help after practice.  When offered money from the grateful grandmother, they refused.  This is an example of the vast majority of today's college football players not the few we see in the headlines who broke the rules.  These two players are heroes and have turned an extended family into fans of their football program.
Mo. Western players save toddler from hot car
PUBLISHED Tuesday, Sep 6, 2011 at 2:47 pm EDTLAST UPDATED 8 hours and 44 minutes agoST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Two Missouri Western football players have made a family fans for life after pulling a toddler out of a locked car on a day when temperatures reached 95 degrees.

Defensive backs Jack Long and Shane Simpson were driving away from football practice on Aug. 23 when they saw a woman frantically beating on the window of a car. They decided to turn around and see if they could help.

Gall offered the players money but they declined. They invited Gall to the Griffons' opening game on Sept. 1. Gall, who said she knows nothing about football, brought Liam to practice two days before the game and then she and several family members cheered for Missouri Western at the game.

Excerpt:  Read more at The Sporting News 

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