Jadeveon Clowney Fills Trolling Fans' Trash Cans with Toys for the Homeless

Maurice Moton@@MoeMotonFeatured ColumnistDecember 22, 2017
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

It's the holiday season, and Houston Texans defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney went from Grinch to a gracious giver in a few days.

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 #Jaguars

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."

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/AuLJgafAqc

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.


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