New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis turned his fine from the NFL back in September into a win-win. He has raised $120,000 in sales of “Man of God,” “Woman of God,” and “Child of God” headband for a local Mississippi hospital.
Davis, 30, wore the headband under his helmet during a Sept. 22 contest against the Seahawks at Century Link Field in Seattle, Washington. Along the way, Davis picked up support from St. Louis King of France Catholic School in New Orleans where students created their own headbands Tuesday with the words “Child of God” written across them.
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WOWWW look at this!! So my agent just told me that I won my appeal and won’t have to pay the headband fine!! Then I see that St. Louis King France came together today to support the movement! Won’t he do it! Look at all these beautiful children of God! Always glory above so I’m taking every penny of that original $7,017 fine and donating it to @stdomhospital anyways. So far, we’ve raised over $30,000 for them from the headbands!! That means yall helped me turn a $7,000 negative into an almost $40,000 positive benefiting people who truly need it!!! Do y’all see how that worked?? Let’s gooooo. That’s crazy! Ya’ll are a part of this journey too!! I can’t thank ya’ll enough either. We on a mission over here obstacles are meant to be conquered!! I’m truly blessed as anybody. We’re restocked on the site with more #ManOfGod and #WomanOfGod color options and have added #ChildOfGod. If you haven’t purchased yours yet or didn’t get the color you wanted, donations will continue to go to @stdomhospital so now is the time to stock up! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! #ManOfGod #WomanOfGod #ChildOfGod #WhoDat #TheSaintsAreTheBestTeam Get your headband at: bit.ly/56manofgod (link in bio)
He eventually had his appeal and won’t have to pay the $7,017 fine for the uniform infraction.
The eighth-year NFL player, in his second season with the Saints, said he decided to start selling the headbands and donating 100 percent of the “Man of God” and “Woman of God” to St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, where he grew up.
The black and gold headbands have raised more than $60,000, with an equal matching grant given to the hospital bringing the donations to $120,000 to date, according to Fox News.
Davis quickly became a respected leader and captain in New Orleans after joining the team in free agency last year. And he is one of the most vocal players in the NFL when it comes to his faith.
The linebacker said he was able to see God’s hand throughout the entire deal, and looks forward to raising more money for the emergency department at the hospital.