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The Ideal Role Model: Short Bio of NFL Player Dewey McDonald

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Who would you consider as an ideal role model in your life?  I have someone in mind that I couldn’t help but not brag about; his name is Dewey McDonald.  I’ve seen many people who have abused their privilege as a professional athlete after reaching the big platform. Fortunately, Dewey understands how special it is to make it to this level.  In this article I will give you a brief analysis on his life as well as the impact that he’s making not only on the field but in his community as well.

Dewey was born on June 10, 1990 and grew up in Ranson West Virginia.  At 6-foot tall and weighing in at approximately 229 pounds, it’s safe to say he has the body of a genuine athlete.  McDonald attended Jefferson (WV) High School from 2005-2009.  While playing for the Cougars, he became a three-time all-conference player, three-time all-area, and two-time team MVP.  To make things secure in him and his family’s life, Dewey McDonald wanted to make sure that even if he made it to the NFL he still would have a college education to fall back on.

Fairmont State University and California University of Pennsylvania is where Dewey’s talent was most revealed on and off the field.  While playing football, he was able to impressively earn degrees in Business Management, Sport Management, Marketing, and a Masters in Business Administration.  After playing for the Fairmont State Falcons for three seasons, he then transferred to California University.  He would then record 89 tackles and manage to also return all three of his interceptions for touchdowns.  Those three plays earned him the first Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference player to do this in over 10 years.  He also won other numerous honorable awards for his efforts in college football that are too long to mention.

In 2014, he would then be picked up by the Colts of Indianapolis.  After leaving the Colts, McDonald would go to the New England Patriots  and then the Oakland Raiders in the 2015 season.  When the 2016 season rolled around, Dewey made his way to the Seattle Seahawks.  Seattle has been his NFL home since, transforming him from the safety to the linebacker position.  So far in his career, he has played in 32 regular-season games and 5 post-season games.  I asked Dewey what his most memorable moment has been so far in his NFL career.  He said, “Looking up into the stands and seeing my son.”

His parents are Stevie Craig and Debra McDonald, both whom have made an impact in Dewey’s life.  His mother has always been there to keep everything in line and support Dewey no matter what she had to sacrifice.  His father showed him what it’s like being a man who has good principles.  He also stated that his brother Jermar and his grandparents have made a major impact in his life as well.  His #1 role model has been his midget league basketball coach Boone Doleman, who instilled that elite pedigree of hard work, respect, and winning mentality that carried over to every aspect in Dewey’s life.

Dewey started the Dewey McDonald Foundation in 2015 to help aid youth in his native Jefferson County community.  This foundation has produced a flag football league, charity softball tournament, and multi-sports camp.  The foundation has also funded scholarships for both Washington and Jefferson high schools.  This man won’t only have earned respect from people for making it to the top of his sports career, but also in life.  If you ever have an opportunity to put your child in one of his youth leagues, I’d suggest you do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jimmy Butler Responds Critics With ‘Dark Knight’ Quote

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Jimmy Butler has become the new villain of the NBA over the summer.

Butler requested a trade from the Timberwolves one year prior to his free agency. The drama between Butler in his team came to head during a heated practice.

“He can’t do s–t against me!” Butler exclaimed at one point when defending Towns in the post, per Haynes. Towns ultimately kicked the ball out on the possession.

“A lot of it is true,” Butler told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols. “I haven’t played basketball in so long. I’m so passionate. I don’t do it for any reason but to compete. All my emotion came out in one time. Was it the right way? No! But I can’t control that when I’m out there competing. That’s raw me, me at my finest, me at my purest. Inside the lines.”

Butler posted a photo of himself walking through a park with the caption, “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”

Butler admitted he has targeted Towns and Wiggins with harsh criticism. He insinuated he gets on the two young players because he sees them not playing as hard as he does—while acknowledging their talent.

“Am I being tough on him? Yeah, that’s who am I,” Butler said. “I’m not the most talented player on the team. Who is the most talented player on our team? KAT. Who is the most God-gifted player on our team?Wiggs. … Who plays the hardest? Me! I play hard. I put my body [on the line] every day in practice, every day in games. That’s my passion. Everybody leads in different ways. That’s how I show I’m here for you.”

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Roman Reigns Relinquishes His Universal Championship Title

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On Monday, Roman Reigns opened RAW with one of the most emotional announcements.

The crowd was is in shock when Reigns announced that he would have to give up his Universal Championship due to the fact that he would need to deal with his leukemia, which has unfortunately returned, and which he has dealt with for over a decade:

He also mentioned that this would not signal his retirement. “But by no means is this a retirement speech,” as he stated, “After I’m done whooping leukemia’s ass I’m coming back home.”

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Chris Paul, Rondo, And Brandon Ingram Brawl In Lakers Home Opener

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The Houston Rockets downed the Los Angeles Lakers 125-115 in Lebron James first home game at the Staples Center. James Harden led all scorers with 35 points, all of that is overshadowed by the 4th quarter brawl.

With four minutes left in the game, Rockets guard James Harden drew a foul while driving to the hoop, making a layup over Lakers forward Brandon Ingram to put the Rockets up by 109-108. Ingram, though, didn’t like the call. The 21-year-old quickly shoved Harden in the back, drawing a technical foul.

Ingram, Paul and Rondo were all ejected from the game after officials reviewed the incident. The three will likely face suspensions and fines from the league as soon as Sunday — since the Rockets play again on Sunday night.

“That’s unacceptable,” Carmelo Anthony said of the alleged spitting by Rondo. “You don’t do that to nobody — in sports, on the street. That’s blatant disrespect. You don’t do that. That’s unacceptable. … You don’t even see that in the streets, man. I don’t know what else to say about that.”

Harden defended Paul’s reaction.

“I mean Chris had to stand up for himself,” Harden said. “It is what it is. I don’t care what man, anywhere, anytime, NBA game or in the streets.”

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Lakers officials are backing Rondo’s “contention that he didn’t spit” on Paul, while the Rockets are insisting that he did.

James who is best friends with Chris Paul weighed in on what happened after the game. “I just tried to calm things down, that’s all,” James said. “Play basketball.”

NBA Players also weighed on their thoughts about the fight.

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