Friday, July 31, 2015

DeSean, teammates surprise boy who was bullied

By now, you are probably aware of 13-year-old Nadin Khoury's story.

DeSean, teammates surprise boy who was bullied

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DeSean Jackson presents his jersey to Upper Darby bullying victim Nadin Khoury on ABC´s "The View" on Thursday.
DeSean Jackson presents his jersey to Upper Darby bullying victim Nadin Khoury on ABC's "The View" on Thursday. ABC / The View

By now, you are probably aware of 13-year-old Nadin Khoury's story.

Seven teenage boys bullied him, beat him and took video of the entire attack in Upper Darby on Jan. 11.

Khoury appeared on ABC's The View today to talk about what happened to him, and bullying in general.

Near the end of his appearance, he was surprised by three special guests: DeSean Jackson, Todd Herremans and Jamaal Jackson.

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Khoury was moved to tears when the three Eagles arrived, telling DeSean Jackson he was his favorite player.

DeSean told Khoury how brave he was and delivered a signed autographerd jersey to him.

"Any time ever you need us, I got two linemen right here," Jackson said.

Herremans offered Khoury and his family tickets to any Eagles game next season.

And Jamaal Jackson promoted a site called IChooseToLive.com that serves "to inspire and motivate young adults and teens by providing a platform that encourages self-development and positive decision making through art, education, and community outreach."

The look on Khoury's face when DeSean's name was announced was great, and it's always great to see athletes realize the impact they can have on younger fans.

The video of the appearance is below. Thanks to Bleeding Green Nation for posting it on YouTube.

Earlier today, I posted on the Eagles reportedly claiming a Jets cornerback off waivers and last night, I offered five thoughts on the promotion of Juan Castilo.


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