Kwon Promotes Peace

June 29th, 2016
Special stuff from Kwon Alexander

Special stuff from Kwon Alexander

Kwon Alexander craves drilling opposing quarterbacks and ball carriers, but he’s also preaching non-violence.

It’s an interesting paradox, one born from the murder of Kwon’s brother during the middle of the 2015 NFL season.

Kwon was back in the town of Anniston, Alabama, last week, where his brother was killed. Kwon led a free youth football camp that promoted a message of non-violence. He spoke to campers and was heavily involved, per the Anniston Star.

In the months since his brother’s death seven people have died from gunfire in Calhoun County and 12 have been shot in 17 separate shootings.

“I’m just trying to give back to the city,” Alexander said. “I’m going to let those kids know that they can do anything they put their minds to.”

Anniston City Councilman Seyram Selase said Alexander’s willingness to give back brings a redemptive nature to the football camp. It’s the sort of violence prevention program the city will need many more of to help reduce violence, Selase said.

“For him to be willing to give back to the community that he just lost his brother in is amazing,” Selase said.

Powerful quote there from the city councilman. Joe is impressed by 21-year-old Kwon’s decision to get involved. Bucs fans should be proud.

Per the newspaper, one Tampa Bay teammate joined Kwon as a camp volunteer. He’s known as America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

24 Responses to “Kwon Promotes Peace”

  1. K2 Says:

    Kwon is a solid man…a great football player and an awesome person.

  2. Bucsfanman Says:

    It’s a powerful message in such a crazy world especially given his brother’s murder.

  3. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:

    Love to see how Jameis has been volunteering at everyone’s camps

  4. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    Jolly Bucs Fan Says:
    June 29th, 2016 at 3:08 pm
    Love to see how Jameis has been volunteering at everyone’s camps

    The dude is a straight-up football junkie. I love it. I’m sure he enjoyed being back in Alabama as well.

  5. Kevin Says:

    Way to go Kwon. Us Bucs fans here love you brotha. Keep it up on and off the field!

    Something special is going to erupt with this team

    Go Bucs!!!

  6. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I’m no longer a Christian but I still believe a lot of things I learned from the Good Book when I was young.

    Luke 12:48
    When someone has been given much, much will be required in return

    I realize I irritate those who want blood thirsty monsters on our defense. I’m old school. I simply do not believe you have to surrender your class to be a great football player. Again I do not say a filthbags can’t be a great player just that it isn’t required.

    This is already my favorite Bucs team since the SB squad. It has the potential to even exceed that team.

    #3 leading the Offense and Kwon leading the Defense is just a wonderful thing for our locker room. They get Luke 12:48

  7. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    This guy is a special player and a special human being.

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    Kwon for President, that would be great, no inside connections. The answer to stop the senseless violent crime is stop the drug war on Americans, that is the catalyst that robs people of productive lives. Problem wiped out.

  9. Dreambig Says:

    Well said St Pete!

  10. buc15 Says:

    I am loving the leadership tone set by our young Bucs. This should be the new standard here in Tampa.

  11. Pickgrin Says:

    Jameis and Kwon exemplify the new breed of Buccaneer. Both these guys are going to do big things in the NFL and the entire franchise and all its fans will benefit. But it is the # of lives they will positively touch that will be the real measure of their worth to this world. These guys totally get it. How many of us can say the same about ourselves at 21/22 years of age?

  12. MadMax Says:

    Awesome story! With Kwon and JW in the locker room it should really help tone down any BS. Just need ASJ to get on board with the same mentality.

  13. SB with Jameis Says:

    Let me name the last time I had this type of hope for my team…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  14. teacherman777 Says:


    Thanks for mentioning something logical and political. The war on drugs is extremely ineffective and inhumane.

    In our society, we have lost touch with reason and rationality.

    The first flag was made of HEMP.

    The first constitution was written on HEMP.

    Columbus’s sails, ropes, books, and clothes were made of HEMP.

    Jefferson, Franklin, and Washington all grew and loved HEMP.

    How have we gone backwards since 1776??

    I went to Auburn University. I was a long haired hippy on a very conservative campus. I befriended many Black students and also the landscaping crew. Black people suffer incredible discrimination in Alabama.

    A majority Alabama police and politicians are extremely racist.

    Alabama is #48 in the country in education. The politicians in Montgomery don’t care about black people.

    Alabama deserves justice. It still hasn’t come since Dr. King aka Black Jesus was martyred.

    I am also an ex-christian but

    “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of Yahweh.”-Jesus (real name Yehoshua ben Yosef)

  15. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Like Kevin said..something is about to erupt on this team..

    Jameis IS THE GLUE< THE MESSIAH< THE CHOSEN ONE to lead this group of men into a place in history..

    We WILL be the next football DYNASTY!!!!! Everyone will want to play here..

    You watch guys!! I have never seen this energy come out of this team..I don't think Jameis has missed a single player's football camp..he even has Panthers coming to his!!

    Go KWON
    Go Jameis
    GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. MadMax Says:

    Wow! And race has to be thrown into this? Its 2016, come on dude?!

    And you know, I and many I know seem to be getting by just fine w/o drugs or doing wrong and breaking laws! Thats what it boils down to, DOING THE RIGHT THING! Im sure that was Kwon’s message in his camp but here you are using it as a pedestal to further the racial divide and to legalize drugs! Wow, those drugs sure have done a lot for your sense of rational thinking….smh! Lets just get back to talking Bucs, good grief!

  17. teacherman777 Says:

    “Research suggests a direct role of marijuana compounds in treating concussions. Research by Professor Yosef Sarne of Israel’s Tel Aviv University.

    Israeli researchers have PROVEN that marijuana is great medicine for concussions. They give it their citizens and soldiers free of charge in many cases. Also for cancer patients. Its also proven to be great for PTSD.

    This topic was also covered by CNN.

    Pete Carroll, a Super Bowl winning coach, OPENLY supports marijuana and its medical benefits. And you? Who are you compared to Pate Carrol? He is a football god. He knows his guys and the pain they deal with.

    Marijuana is medicine. I support science.

    Marijuana is great for concussions, pain, and inflammation.


    I deal with FACTS.

  18. teacherman777 Says:

    Ricky Williams and smoked and played RB until the age of 34.

    He is an activist on both subjects that mentioned.

    The legalization of marijuana as medicine, even for the NFL.

    And police racism.

    But you can’t understand it. As he Ricky said “white people can’t understand police brutality.” (source of quote:)

    I am white but I can somewhat understand police racism because I am a highly empathetic being.

  19. Rod Munch Says:

    I like Kwon but I’m pro-violence.

  20. MadMax Says:

    Well, I’ll say for the record, I dont really have a prob with weed. As long as it isnt leading to other drugs. I especially dont have a problem with it being used for medicinal purposes.

    And you think police brutality doesnt happen to whites? Look it up, her name is Lacy Lamb, pregnant WHITE woman shot and killed by a woodruff SC officer who thought she was trying to run over him when she was trying to climb over the seat from the passengers side to get control of the car after her druggie boyfriend jumped out of it while the car was still rolling. That was my best friend’s daughter and I knew her since she was 7 years old. I remember how she wouldnt even kill a bug or spider in the house, she would capture it and let it go outside. So dont try to feed me this spiel of how “white people dont understand”…..theres a fact for you to chew on since you’re so into FACTS!!!

  21. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    This team is really becoming something special before our eyes. I’m not just talking about the on field stuff…which I think is going to be great. I’m also talking about the players forming bonds that will last a life time…with each other, the fans and their communities.

  22. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    This filter is killing me lately.

  23. Destiniohnny Says:

    This guy is such a solid dude on so so many levels.
    There is so much carnage in African American neighborhoods and nobody wants to talk about.
    God bless you Kwon you are a great American

  24. LOUBUCSFAN1978 Says:


    I can’t say it doesn’t happen to whites, but there are examples everyday that blacks experience it waaaaay more often than whites. for every 1 “white” example i can give you hundreds of “black” examples!