Classy Move By Bucs

November 16th, 2014
Lovie Smith and the Bucs made the entire Tampa Bay community proud with a generous offer to a local high school football player who lost a leg due to a football injury.

Lovie Smith and the Bucs made the entire Tampa Bay community proud with a generous offer to a local high school kid who lost a leg due to a football injury.

All of us are up to our chins in football this time of the year. Whether it is NFL, college or even high school football, it is like a religion and we are all evangelists. We come to worship at the altar of the 50-yard line.

Football consumes America. And Bucs fans are in a deep, dark depression over what has become of their beloved team.

Believe it or not, there are more important things than football.

Northeast High School football player Lesean Williams recently went down with a knee injury to his right leg in a game at Clearwater. It is, sadly, the nature of football. Knee injuries happen. Football is a physical sport.

Obviously, a knee injury to a high school player is bad, but not necessarily a career-ender. This was and it was a life-changer. Due to circulation complications with the injury, Williams lost his right leg. It had to be amputated below the knee.

Well, the Bucs tried to make good on a horrible situation for the young man. The Bucs invited Williams to spend a day with the team, and Williams got to participate in practice, even getting to break down the end of practice with the team.

It was a touching gesture by the Bucs. For Bucs fans, it should restore faith in the team in a season where everything imaginable has gone wrong. A sense of community hasn’t disappeared.

Williams’ day with the Bucs was chronicled by the team in the video below. Joe wants to applaud the Bucs for such a touching gesture. Well done, folks. Well done.

11 Responses to “Classy Move By Bucs”

  1. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Thats pretty cool

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    Nice job by bucs and 93. I wish that young man well.

  3. Pierce Says:

    That’s awesome!

  4. Walter White Says:

    That is cool.

  5. SteveK Says:

    Great gesture.

    1-8 still sucks

  6. Chef Paul for Brandon Scherff Says:

    That’s a dam shame for that kid. Terrible luck. Good on the Bucs though. They should’ve taken him to Washington with them. Maybe they could rally around him.

  7. mach Says:

    Well done for getting the kid in for a day. But is this just a PR move. The should be concentrating on winning games.

    Don’t get me wrong I am all in for what they did but did they have to go to the lengths of making video’s ? I don’t why they couldn’t have done it behind closed doors – sometimes the best gestures are when you don’t seek recognition

  8. JTHV Says:

    Shut up Mach. Go away.

  9. Joe Dunn Says:

    Too bad Mach has his won struggles . . . . .like correctly spelling VIDEOS. No apostrophe, dude. Learn where to use them. IT is NOT Buc’s, Bolt’s or Ray’s.

    Sincerely, the Grammar & Spelling Police.

  10. John McKillop Says:

    @mach that young man is going to get a copy of that video so he has it to show his kids and grandkids. A memory to last a lifetime. By the way the bucs organization and players do plenty of great work behind the scenes, more than you will ever know about. My mother always told us, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. You should take this advice and go away!

  11. BirdDoggers Says:

    No matter how good or bad the product on the field may be, it’s always important to keep a connection with the community. The youth look up to these players. Even a small gesture can have a big impact. Good job Bucs.