It’s amazing what sports enable people to do.
We’ve seen it first hand with many Redskins players starting charities and special foundations with their own platforms. But even throughout their regular daily lives, our players provide a difference. That was evident earlier this week, when two Redskins players entered a young boy’s life and gave him a very generous gift.
The premise is this: A boy walked into a Game Stop and began to speak of his desire and inability to buy an Xbox One. Robert Kelley and Keith Marshall overheard this, and they came over and offered to buy him one. They then took pictures as well, and earned themselves a few more permanent fans in the process. For more details from someone who was there in person, you can read the post below.
Kelley and Marshall were simply in the right place at the right time, and because of it, their generosity won’t be forgotten. It’s stories like these that make you smile and focus on the good things in life. As mentioned earlier, sports allow people to do great things. It not only allows one the platform to support a cause with charities and such, but it also gives players financial security. And sometimes, they have more than enough to spare for someone else. Kelley and Marshall knew this, and they gladly helped a child who was less fortunate. It speaks volumes about their character, and it’s simply a microcosm of the attitude Washington is striving for in the locker room.
Neither player is on a massive paycheck currently, but if Fat Rob continues to play the way he has so far this season, he could be due for a fat paycheck in 2018. The second-year pro has 22 attempts for 108 yards on the season, and while those stats don’t jump out, he’s quickly become the Redskins’ best shot at an every-down back, showing consistency and toughness in the early goings. He’s currently recovering from a minor injury, and when he returns to the field, he should give the Redskins a boost.
While he’s gone, however, the Redskins don’t have to worry. Kelley represents himself off the field with the highest of class, and Marshall appears to do the same. When healthy, they’ll both be welcomed back with open arms. Talented players are one thing. Good-hearted players are worth even more.