The NFL is suffering the consequences of their actions right now.
They can’t seem to make up their minds about whether it’s okay for anti-American players to kneel during the national anthem, and it’s forced fans to abandon the NFL.
But one NFL player has just checked-mate all the anthem protestors with one incredibly generous move.
Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt is one of the best defensive players in the league.
But the three time Defensive Player of the Year is also one of the most gracious of players who consistently looks after his community.
Last year when Hurricane Harvey ravaged Houston, Watt raised a staggering $37 million to help his city recover.
And in the wake of the Santa Fe High School shooting last week that left eight students and two teachers dead, Watt has offered to pay for all the funerals.
“JJ Watt, defensive end of the NFL’s Houston Texans, has offered to pay the funeral expenses for the victims of the shooting at a Santa Fe high school, reports say.
Nine children and one teacher were shot and killed in the halls of Santa Fe High School in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe on May 18.
Two law enforcement officers were reportedly also injured. More than 13 people have been hospitalized, as well.
By Friday evening, the NFL team confirmed that Watt offered financial assistance for the funeral arrangements, according to KTRK TV:
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) May 18, 2018
This is not the first time the 2017 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year has stepped up to offer his help for the community.
In 2016, Watt helped raise $37 million to assist the residents of Houston, Texas, recover from Hurricane Harvey, far surpassing his initial goal of $200,000.
He also led a caravan of supply trucks to the area to help residents through the first few days of the disaster.Through his Justin J. Watt Foundation, the player also helps fund after school opportunities for children in various communities.”
But what have the anthem-kneelers done to help their communities out of their own pocket?
When the anthem-kneeling epidemic exploded last season, the NFL attempted to compromise with players by holding a secret meeting in New York.
Almost as a bribe, the NFL offered the players an approximately $90 million commitment for charitable causes.
After all, the whole reason why the anthem-kneelers claimed to be protesting was to raise awareness for social justice causes.
But where were they in this tragedy—or other tragedies for that matter?
JJ Watt just embarrassed all of them with his generous offer, proving they don’t intend to put their money where their mouth is.