Joe Haden was emotional following the Browns’ loss to the Jaguars yesterday and it was kind of heart breaking to watch. The reason that it made me so sad is not because Joe Haden needs the pity. He’s one of the lucky ones. The key is that Haden, despite his flashy cars and high profile life, seems to understand just how lucky he is. Yes, he’s a multi-millionaire football player in the NFL, but he’s still managed to be a guy who is extremely easy to root for.
This is just another example. One of his Twitter followers needed some financial help in the way of a sponsor for a little league baseball team. Sure, it only cost Joe Haden $400, but I’m guessing life would be far easier ignoring requests like this that come through Twitter.
See the video of Haden talking about it.
[Related: Rob Chudzinski: “We won’t stand for losing.”]