Jets' receiver Santonio Holmes shows kindness and generosity at today's event for his Third and Long Foundation.

Santonio Holmes Takes Personal Care of Injured Player at Charity Event


For all of the things that we don’t like about athletes, it’s important to take the time and show our appreciation for when an athlete does something honorable. Santonio Holmes did that this afternoon on Roosevelt Island here in NY.

This afternoon, Santonio Holmes held a “Flags for Foundations” event, to benefit his Third and Long Foundation, as well as the group from “uSTADIUM”. I will be bringing you a recap in the morning, but Holmes’ act of generosity deserves serious noting on its own.

The main event of the day was a flag football tournament. During one of the games, there was an unfortunate incident where a player jumped to catch a pass, came down and landed quite awkwardly. So awkwardly, in fact, that he broke his leg fairly severely.

That is when Santonio came in. He can down to the end of the field where the player was hurt, and let the player know that he was going to take care of ALL OF HIS EXPENSES. His medical care, rehab, and whatever else he needs, Tone agreed to foot the bill for all of it.

How about that for “ToneTime”? It was alive and well, and living on Roosevelt Island today. He handled a tough situation at his event like a champion, and I was proud to be there to see it.

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  • Allen Karmelin

    Looking forward to reading the rest tomorrow. But thanks for reminding us that we don’t always have to look far down the field to see the good in people! With all the money athletes make, these stories restore my faith in the humanness we overlook too often. I’m sure that not only is the injured player relieved, but his parents, siblings, family and the community of people that pay attention to what you write are also VERY happy. Thanks! And again, I look forward to reading the rest of the story tomorrow morning!!!

    • TheJetPress

      Thanks Allen, appreciate it. It was quite honorable of him, and was great to see. I was proud to be there to see him do it. It’s nice to see them act like humans once in a while. Hope you enjoy my full write up in the morning.