In August, James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers set off a firestorm in youth sports circles when he returned the participation trophies for his 6 and 8 year old sons.
Harrison wrote at the time, “I’m not about to raise two boys to be men by making them believe that they are entitled to something just because they tried their best…cause sometimes your best is not enough, and that should drive you to want to do better.”
Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams took to Twitter on Wednesday night to say he had returned the participation ribbon that daughter had earned at her field day. Williams has two daughters, Rhiya and Reyna.
As Williams notes, after he returned the ribbon, Rhiya got first place in the next event. She also earned a few other ribbons for third as noted in the photo he posted on Twitter.
Williams’ daughters have gotten some attention before. They wore pink after their father was fined for wearing eye black honoring his late mother and held a sign saying, “The NFL cannot fine us.” Williams and his oldest daughter also were part of a Pantene Super Bowl commercial.