New Orleans Saints player picked as NFLPA Community MVP for Week 8
By Bob Garcia
Demario Davis is as relevant off the field as he is on it
New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis was recently recognized as the Community MVP by the NFL Players Association (NFLPA). It came after Week 8 and the decision was made after Davis surprised the students at St. Louis King of France School in Metairie, by bringing pizza for everyone while a headband that has written “Child of God.”
Davis was fined back in Week 3 when he was wearing a headband during a game with the text ”Man of God” on it. This situation rapidly found responses from thousands of Saints fans, who were showing their support to him on social media. But the kids at St. Louis King of France did way more than that. They created their own handmade ”Child of God” headbands made out of paper as a response to the fine given to Davis. The surprised he gave to the students was a way to show them a token of appreciation for all the support.
Davis answered back with an appeal of the fine back on October 8, which he won. He actually raised over $250,000 from all the headbands he sold, and he is now donating them to St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi near his hometown of Brandon. On top of the original amount of the fine, Davis has donated around $9,000 already to that same cause.
As a result of the award, Davis could now also receive another award. He is eligible for the Alan Page Community Award, the highest presented by the NFLPA to any player.