Football Team Encouraged to Build Character with Some Tough Love

Not every player got their jersey returned, but the ones who did learned a true lesson of compassion, teamwork and service for the sake of an ultimate prize.

Matt Labrum, football coach at Roosevelt High School in Utah, had a problem with his team. When another student took to the Internet with complaints of cyberbulling, Labrum knew he had to take a stand. As they achieved poor grades were found to breach the school’s drug policy, Labrum suspended all eighty members of the team, didn’t hold practice and instead set the boys on community service tasks with a strongly worded letter to the team. Not every player got their jersey returned, but the ones who did learned a true lesson of compassion, teamwork and service for the sake of an ultimate prize. Check out the story in the video below.

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