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Former Cowboys CB Terence Newman buys dinner for homeless man

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Newman, who now plays for the Cincinnati Bengals, posted two photos on his Instagram account that told the story of how he bought dinner for a homeless man during a trip to a local convenience store.

    "Went to 7-11 for some sunflower seeds and this guy was asking for money. I asked what he needed it for and he said he was hungry. Drove him to Wendy's and got him a number 2," Newman wrote in his first post.
    He continued with a second photo, showing the man holding a bag of empty aluminum cans.

    "I've met a lot of homeless guys and have helped out but this is one cool dude. Bought him some Wendy's and he has his cans he pics up to get money. Luke 12:48."

    Read the rest: http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/da...rence-newman-buys-dinner-for-homeless-man.ece
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  2. Keifer

    Keifer Active Member

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    As frustrated as I got with Terrance on the field his last few years here I always liked him and will always consider him a Cowboy.
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  3. maxdallasfan

    maxdallasfan Active Member

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    We often forget these guys are people too and a majority of NFL players are good people. I may hate Desean Jackson on the field, but he raises money for cancer. Can't fault him for that.
  4. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    Wendy's and cans is mentioned in Luke 12:48? Wow, I wonder if Moses ever went thru a drive thru on his camel.
  5. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    Nice story and let's be honest, it says "former Cowboy" in the title. Not all "former Cowboy" articles are negative. Nice job T-New. :)
  6. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Well, it says former Cowboy, because the source is DMN. lol I imagine there's an article somewhere by a Cincy beat writer saying "Bengals CB...."
  7. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    That's the kind of thing you do, but don't tell anybody about it. Just from the goodness of your heart, not for a pat on the back.

    Some millionaire buys some guy a #2 at Wendy's and wants to tell about it and share pictures.

    He should be doing this, and more every day.
  8. hornitosmonster

    hornitosmonster Well-Known Member

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    Maybe he is encouraging other to do the same. Instead of accusing him of wanting publicity you should follow his example
  9. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    When I do something like that I won't be telling anyone, .. I won't be following his example.
  10. hornitosmonster

    hornitosmonster Well-Known Member

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    you have no influence or audience like he has. Would you prefer him to be talking about the club or free Hernandez like many other NFLers do?
  11. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    I don't want an audience, that is not why I would help someone less fortunate.

    What has that got to do with telling everyone about helping someone?
  12. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    First two paragraphs I agree with but the last I have to disagree, while I'd like to think folk with that kind of money (and myself if I had it) would do things like that its his money and he can do what he likes with it.
    One of my friends works for a supermarket over here and heard from a colleague who'd transferred a story about a Liverpool footballer. There was a disabled football team bag packing to raise money for a new team bus when he was in the store so he pulled the manager aside and wrote a cheque to cover the cost of said bus on the condition that the story never made the papers. Seems a lot more sincere than taking photos and putting it on your instagram.
  13. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    So any good thing you do for society, don't tell anybody about it? *scratches head*
  14. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Doing good for 'society', and buying some guy a happy meal are two different things.

    But even then, yes, let someone else "tell about it", brag on you and pat you on the back, .. don't do it yourself.

    Helping someone less fortunate out should be all the reward that you need, .. not to get applauded for it.

    It's called "humility".
  15. bounce

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    It doesn't matter if he did it and then talked about it. Do you think the guy he bought food for cares if he Newman put it on twitter? No - he got a meal, and was treated like a person. You're the type of person that complains about Bill Gates only donating $1B to something, when he could have donated $5B. Stop looking for negativity in things that don't have to have it.

    The ironic part is that you're sitting here bragging about how humble you'd be.
  16. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    That's not what I was doing, surely you aren't that dense.

    Saying something in a post on a message board does not indicate humility or not, I wasn't bragging about anything, nor did I ever mention anything I had done.

    We disagree, let it go.
  17. Blackspider214

    Blackspider214 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with WV. This is not a big deal. So a millionaire buys a homeless man a piddly fast food meal. People give money and donate to the homeless every single day.
  18. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    So buying a guy a meal and sharing it with everyone is a bad thing?

    If his post would have been "I'm so rich, I'll even feed the lesser of the population like this twerp!", yeah, you'd have a point.
  19. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    How do you know- or why do you assume- he's not? He even hints himself that this guy was an exceptional dude.
  20. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    I never said I know, nor did I assume that he's not, .. I just said that is what he should be doing. Maybe he is, maybe he isn't.
    (although he says he had done this before, this incident leads one to believe that this not something that he is familiar with)

    I was always taught humility, .. if you did something good or nice for someone else, or if you are good at something like school, sports, music, etc., .. let others sing your praises, .. don't do it yourself.

    Humility is very appealing to me, .. moreso than bragging on what you did.

    This isn't surprising though in this day and age of twitter and facebook, etc. ... telling everyone every little detail of your day.

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