This page will host a compilation of precisely what the title alleges: good deeds that players and others around the league do. Follow along as we try to shine light on the good things the players around the NFL are doing for their towns, communities, and others around the world.
5/15/13 – Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee tweets that he saw a homeless man wearing a Jaguars hat with a sign saying “just hungry”. Scobee stopped, gave him a signed ball and $100.
5/14/13- Former NFL running back Warrick Dunn gives a single mother and her three children their first home, as part of his charity’s “Home for the Holidays” program. He also chipped in $5,000 to help out with the down payment.
5/13/13 – 16 Carolina Panthers served multi-course dinner at a celebrity waiter charity event at the Palm Restauant in Charlotte, North Carolina, that benefited LB Jon Beason’s education-focused MLB Foundation.
5/11/13 – Former NFL players including Jim Everett, Steve Beuerlein and Rob Johnson held an event to benefit Fish for Life, where guests played poker games, roulette, and blackjack for $100 a person.
5/9/13 – Seahawks veterans including Russell Wilson and head coach Pete Carroll take part in charity bowling event to benefit inner-city youth activities for communities in need.
5/8/13 – New Orleans Saints players (Malcolm Jenkins, Thomas Morstead, Courtney Roby, Joseph Morgan, Cam Jordan, Tyrunn Walker, Pierre Thomas and more) participated in the Black & Gold Hoops Challenge at Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairi, Louisiana, against a team of local first responders to benefit multiple charities.
5/8/13 – Redskins QB Robert Griffin III raised $33,000 for the American Cancer Society by selling off pink game-worn cleats. Signed pictures with the quarterback were going for $1,000 each.
5/8/13: Steelers DE Ziggy Hood to participate in Strikes 4 Kids charity bowling tournament on June 8, along with around 6-10 other Steelers.
5/7/13: Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and his wife to host a “moving sale” at the Harriton High School gymnasium to benefit Harriton’s football program and Laurel House, a local nonprofit working to end domestic violence.
5/7/13: Cleveland Browns DT Phil Taylor and teammates sported “We are West, Texas” t-shirts at team facilities, and are selling the t-shirts. All proceeds to the families of the victims.
5/7/13: Dolphins owner Stephen Ross committed half (or more) of his money to Giving Pledge, a charity created by Warren Buffett.
5/5/13: Colts owner Jim Irsay lends a hand to an Indianapolis restaurant to keep them in business.
5/2/13: Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh donates $250,000 to his former high school.
5/1/13: Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and his wife plan to donate $500,000 to the Pat Summitt Foundation.