Normally, we don’t hear too much from the players on the Falcons in the off-season. The team seems remarkably well-behaved compared to other NFL franchises, even with defensive tackle Rod Coleman’s “Do you know who I am?” incident Friday which cost him a night in jail and a $363 bond. It’s a minor infraction, Coleman wasn’t even driving. He was just drunk “celebrity.” Besides, we all know it’s the other teams’ players (whose names will not be mentioned) who can’t behave themselves in Atlanta.
I’d like to overshadow Coleman’s minor breach with running back Warrick Dunn’s charitiable organization, the modestly named Warrick Dunn Foundation. The WDF helps single mother families buy their first homes, most of the time with Dunn himself paying the downpayment on a house. Last year, Dunn was named the Walter Payton Man of the Year by the NFL for his charitable work.
I just wanted to point at that despite the constant barrage of news featuring NFL players raping, looting and pillaging in the offseason, there are a few out there who do some good.