It’s easy to be cynical about the NFL’s “Football is Family” PR initiative but here is one instance where that’s a true statement and even the most cynical person can appreciate.
Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan is in his seventh season and ever since he signed with the Bears in 2016, his grandmother hasn’t been able to see him play. Dorothy McElroy, Danny’s grandmother, has been battling cancer and travel is difficult for her.
The Bears were able to find a way to get Dorothy to Chicago this weekend to watch her grandson practice today and will watch him play against the New England Patriots on Sunday at Soldier Field. The gracious act completely took Trevathan by surprise and led to an emotional welcome with his grandmother.
Trevathan tweeted appreciation for his team for doing what they did. If he needed any more reason to go out and play tomorrow, he just got another.
If you honestly know me… you know I believe in good vibes & straight up hard work no matter what. This is the first time in my 7 years that a team has done anything special for me. Made me feel loved, like family. Yes that’s exactly what they are FAMILY #muchluvfromFive9
— Danny Trevathan (@Grindin_59) October 20, 2018