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/LamHoDSLEk
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:
Bortles took the high road in response, per ESPN.com reporter Michael DiRocco:
Jaguars fans took another road and decided to send trash cans to NRG Stadium:
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.