Most of you have probably heard about a 13-year-old boy named Nadin Khoury from Philadelphia who was brutally attacked by seven bigger schoolmates two months ago. ESPN's Rick Reilly watched three Eagles players surprise Khoury on a recent airing of ABC's "The View," and wrote a column about it:
"Khoury seemed at once shocked, overwhelmed and redeemed," writes Reilly. "Where once his chin stuck out as best it could, it now fell open in wonder. He looked like a kid who'd forgotten it was Christmas morning. He wept without wiping his tears. [DeSean] Jackson sat as close to him as possible, as if to make the two one. He praised the boy for his bravery and added, "Anytime ever you need us, I got two linemen right here."
'Nadin's mom cried, Whoopi Goldberg cried, my wife cried and I cried.'
At a time when we're having to read daily stories about a labor dispute, it's refreshing to see that some players feel led to a higher cause. Hopefully Khoury's brave stand against bullying will make a lasting impact.