New Yotk Jets LB Bart Scott has launched a clothing line called… wait for it…. “Can’t Wait”, a phrase he uttered when being interviewed by ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio during the playoffs.
Scott, who applied a trademark on the “Can’t Wait” phrase told NFL.com that he’s planning to donate the proceeds to a fund established for the medical care for former Rutgers linebacker Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed in a game last year.
While never meeting LeGrand, Scott said he was moved when he heard about the situation and how LeGrant has returned to class at Rutgers with a positive attitude.
“I’ve never met him but I heard he’s a great kid,” Scott told NFL.com. “He has a lot of concerns and needs right now, but I know someday he will walk, and that’s something I can’t wait for.”
The clothing line will feature three original designs, and Scott said he’ll produce 1,200 shirts at first and see how sales go.
“All the proceeds from the first run will go to LeGrand to help him,” Scott said. “I want to do something for him, to help him. I hope we’ll sell out the shirts quickly so we can get the money to him because things are expensive with his care, and I know there are money needs. For instance, he needs to refit the doors at his house for his wheelchair.”
On a personal note, Scott has a cousin who was paralyzed in a shooting four years ago.