A “Man of God” headband will not result in a huge fine for NFL player Demario Davis. The New Orleans Saints linebacker had been threatened by the League with one for the September 22 violation.
Davis appealed the fine saying he didn’t realize that wearing the headband violated the NFL’s dress code, Nola.com reports.
When first threatened with the fine, Davis decided to make something good out of the situation by selling “Man of God” headbands to raise money for a Christian hospital charity near his hometown of Brandon, Mississippi.
“I want to make sure that same high-level of care is in Jackson,” Davis said. “So, I’m supporting St. Dominic’s in the expansion of its Emergency Room.”
Davis tweeted that he accepted the fine but that he had overcome the obstacle.
He continued to share the good news on social media, showing how people have come together in support of the movement.
St. Louis King of France Catholic School in Metairie, Louisiana posted heartwarming images of students wearing their own “Child of God” headbands.
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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)
Even teachers joined in by wearing headbands with messages like “Woman of God” and “Man of God”.
Davis tweeted that more than $30,000 has been raised by selling the headbands. He will also donate the original $7,000 for the uniform violation to St. Dominic’s Hospital.
“Of course you don’t want to be fined,” Davis said. “Nobody wants to lose money, but I think any time that the conversation about God is brought up, especially in these times, I think it’s always a positive or silver lining.”
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice