The NFL's Greatest Role Models

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The NFL's Greatest Role Models
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As a fan of the game that is football, I find that those who have a particular disdain for the sport seem to point their finger at the same reasons every time. The main one being that NFL players are "juiced up, egotistical selfish moronic (insert desired expletive)'s."

Now I'm not one to point fingers, but I fully understand where these comments come from and why they persist today. The success of football and the money that goes along with it have led to some stars thinking they are untouchable and carrying around egos the size of houses, which often leads to their downfall.

Alas, we shall not dwell on these stars, as despite their being a certain amount of negativity in the NFL, there is an overwhelmingly larger amount of positivity, and in the spirit of providing some faith in the universe during these dark lockout times, we take a look at some of the NFL's greatest role models and most charitable men.

When compiling this list, I decided against ranking the selected players, as the nature of this list is not a competition but a celebration of the many good things the NFL is capable of making possible.

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