jadeveon clowney 7 @clownejd
Thank you @Jaguars fans for sending trash cans to NRG! It inspired me to fill them and an entire truck with toys to turn a negative situation into a blessing for some deserving women and children at @MissionOfYahweh #turningtrashintotreasure #merrychristmas https://t.co/LamHoDSLEk2017-12-22 21:15:17
After the Texans' 45-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 15, Clowney called Jags quarterback Blake Bortles "trash" when asked about his recent improvements, per Houston Chronicle reporter Brian Smith:
Brian T. Smith @ChronBrianSmith
Asked if Bortles is improving, Clowney said he’s “trash.” #Texans #Jaguars2017-12-17 21:58:05
Bortles took the high road in response, per ESPN.com reporter Michael DiRocco:
Michael DiRocco @ESPNdirocco
Jaguars QB Blake Bortles on the criticism he has faced and how he's amassed those critics: "If how we're playing and how I'm playing is trash, then I'm fine being trash."2017-12-20 19:14:01
Jaguars fans took another road and decided to send trash cans to NRG Stadium:
Dustin Hegedus @DRHegedus
The most wonderful time of the year 😌 https://t.co/AuLJgafAqc2017-12-21 15:58:40
Nonetheless, Clowney flipped the situation when he decided to fill the trash cans and an entire truck with toys for The Mission of Yahweh, a Houston faith-based shelter that provides resources for homeless children, women and outreach services for low-income families.
What started as a petty shot at Bortles turned into something greater for a good cause. Clowney may not recant his statement, but he's doing the right thing in helping the less fortunate.