In today’s culture, doing what’s truly best for you child is becoming rarer. Now, one famous NFL star is setting the example for other parents to follow in a major way!
Keyshawn Johnson, the famous football player, and former number one draft pick, has decided to pull his son off of the football team at Nebraska. He also is yanking his son out of college altogether.
Johnson’s son started college a semester early and has had trouble adjusting to life on his own. On the field, he struggled to find success. Off the field, he has already gotten into trouble and even had a citation for possession of marijuana in his dorm room.
“One thing you will not do as my son is you will not embarrass Nebraska, you will not embarrass Mike Riley and you will not embarrass this family,” the elder Johnson told the Omaha World-Herald. “If you mature and you’re ready to resume your football career and academic goals, then Nebraska will be ready to embrace you.”
Keyshawn also continued by saying he made the decision for his son. He wasn’t about to let him make bad choices in life.
“I never asked him,” Johnson Sr. said. “At the end of the day, I don’t think that decision was in his hands. He squandered that decision. He still wants to play football, and he still wants to play for Nebraska. But if you don’t do the things you’re supposed to do, under the guidelines of me, it’s not going to happen.”
“There’s no ‘Mike Riley is good friends with Keyshawn, so his son’s automatically going to play.’ That’s not the game. That’s not why he went to Nebraska. He went there to work his tail off. To have an opportunity to be successful. But when you don’t do that — and you squander that — what are you going to do?” Keyshawn continued.
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