It has been some good times for Willie Colon. After being released by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he would spend time with during each of the off seasons getting to learn just what New York was all about. He had ever played here as a first stringer, being that he is a converted defensive lineman.
Colon paid was a decent amt, and his interviews have gotten better and better. But that is not why I m writing this morning.
I am writing to discuss the off the field endeavors of Willie Colon. Despite the reputations of football players today, this young man did the exact opposite, and it was exciting.
Willie Colon will represent the Jets along with Woody Johnson on Saturday, May 10th, when he takes part in the New Jersey Walk with Us to Cure Lupus. When the plan is rolled out in full, the program does its work to face the disease with 1.5 million Americans.
Not only does he look to make life easier for Jets’ fans, but there is one special one in Colon’s life, working harder than anyone should have to. It’s Colon’s daughter. Here is what he had to say about it:
“It hits home for me because I see what she goes through every day battling the disease,” said Colon, an honorary NJ walk co-chair. “People with lupus have flareups, so being stressed or not dieting right or just going through day-to-day things that may be easy for us to deal with, they suffer from. We have a common cold, we take Advil and go about our way. If my mom goes through a little sniffles, she’s really hurting from it.”
Colon talked about how the event is great fun for him and his teammates. It’s a great way to bring the team, and the fans, the chances to bond and create some new camaraderie together, and get off on the right foot in 2014.
You can say a lot about these Jets’, but one think that CANNOT be said is that the Jets aren’t lose, and/or that they aren’t tough.
They are both of those things, and they will get them going again here shortly.