Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 7/1/13
Whether we like it or not, NFL players are role models—and now more than ever due to the innovations in social media.  In light of the laundry list of recent arrests around the league (about 30 have occurred just since the Super Bowl) and the Aaron Hernandez murder investigation, let’s take a moment to highlight the guys who choose to use the spotlight for good. From up-and-coming star signal-callers who have led by example, keeping a clean record and showing how faith, hard work, patience and dedication pays off to a few veteran defensive backs who have chosen to use their fortune to give back to the community to a linebacker who has bounced back and maintained an amazing attitude to boot in his incredible journey to the NFL after spending five years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit—we look at the Top 10 role models in the NFL (in no particular order). Photo Credit: HoustonTexans.com 1. LB Brian Banks (Atlanta Falcons) If you’re not already rooting for the former 2007 undraft...
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