Written by Admin S.
Bernard Reedy, New England Patriot's backup wide receiver, has disclosed his post-Super Bowl plans to the world. Reedy plans to return to his $11/hr job as a driver for Care Ride in Florida. Care Ride is a company that helps individuals with disabilities get around.
"As soon as our offseason officially starts, I’ll be back at Care Ride when I’m able to. The work don’t stop. Everybody still needs help."
Even if he continues playing football for the rest of his life, Reedy has no intention on quitting a job that he finds extremely rewarding:
"I used to think about a lot of the people I would pick up and the situations that they [were] in and the stories I heard. Some of the stories, the normal average person wouldn’t believe, but that stuff’s true. It’s just ironic that I’ve had a job like that in the situation that I was in. To be around positivity and listen to people go through what I went through — I went through it sportswise and they went through it in life. It was tough to want to play and to want to be on somebody’s team and [I] just [didn’t] get the break yet, but I also thought, ‘What about the people on life support? What about the people who can’t walk that want to walk again?’ That stuff’s way more serious than running around and playing football."
Even though Reedy hasn't played much since he was picked up by the Patriots (this happened shortly after the Buccaneers cut him), he is looking at a $112,000 payday if the Patriots win (which they WILL!).
My Two Cents
I do declare that Reedy is the most humble man in the game. God bless him for the work he does. This world would be a much better place if more people like him were around.
This born-and-raised New England girl is #TeamPatriots!
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