Friday, May 6, 2011

What Makes an NFL Player Cry

Is his dad.

Finding a way to get his son a message on being drafted into the professionals, like he was.


Think about it...

A 220 pound young man who is known for running over people,

who won the Heisman in 2009,

and went on to to help his team win the national championship,

brought to tears on national television,

because of a few words from his father.


Maybe not.

But how many people would feel the same about their incarcerated father?

Would you deny him Your love and friendship, embarrassed by his crimes??

After the New Orleans Saints traded up to take Alabama running back Mark Ingram with the No. 28 overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, ESPN reporter Suzy Kolber read him a message live on the air from his jailed father.
Mark Ingram Sr., who is in the middle of a seven-year federal sentence for laundering and bank fraud, told Mark in an email that he is a great person and that he has made him a proud father. That is when Ingram Jr. began to tear up.
Ingram Sr. had an additional two years added to his sentence for jumping bail and trying to see his son play in the 2009 Sugar Bowl.
Watch the brief video here:

So my beloved New Orleans Saints pick up an incredible running back.

Mark Ingram Jr. celebrates a victory and a dream, with his dad.

No one denies that Ingram Sr. has earned the sentence for his crime.

Few father’s are “perfect”, in fact I can think of only one... Our Father in Heaven.

What if God were a God who would love you, in spite of what you have done, and in spite of who you are?

Now is it so hard to believe that a son could do the same for his father?


When he received the Heisman Trophy in New York City in December, the younger Ingram told reporters: "My father has been a great influence on my life, and I love him to death."


Next week begins a new series: Ideas For A New System of Reform

Countdown: 40 Weeks to (more) freedom!


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