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November 13, 2012

Real sports heroes

Connie Matthiessen, Associate Editor

In my last blog I dissed football players — just a little — based on my own experience, as well as the recently exposed Fantasy Slut League organized by football players at Piedmont High School.

So this time I want to give a shout out to football players in Queen Creek, Arizona, who defended a girl with special needs from bullies.

The girl, 16-year-old Chy Johnson, has a brain disorder, and has endured bullying her whole life. When she got to high school, the taunts grew worse; bullies even threw trash at the disabled girl.

Members of the football team rallied around Chy after Carson Jones, the school's starting quarterback, was contacted by her mother, a family friend. Carson and his friends began eating lunch with Chy every day and walking with her in school hallways, and the bullying stopped. Referring to the kids who bullied her, Chy told a reporter."They’re not mean to me, because all my boys love me," said Chy. "So much."

Three cheers for Carson Jones and his teammates. If more kids would stand up to school bullies, the problem would vanish once and for all.

Watch this video to learn more (spoiler alert: it may make you cry): 


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