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NFL Fines Players For Displaying Faith, But Not For Kneeling

Well, if you need any more examples of society attacking people of faith, I don’t know what to tell you because this is as blatant as it gets.

New Orleans Saints Linebacker Demario Davis was facing fines from the NFL for daring to do something that might cause some division.

No, he didn’t draw attention to himself during a moment of American unity. Instead, he made the bold decision of wearing a headband.

You might be asking yourself, “what was on the headband?” Well, you’ll be saddened to discover that it said nothing more than “Man Of God”.

In week three of the NFL season the league told Demario that he would be fined over $7,000 per game for wearing the headband, which is rarely seen since football players wear helmets… Demario said that he would gladly take the fine to show his love for God.

While Demario makes an NFL salary, that didn’t prevent people from showing their support. Here was a man using his platform for faith, and the NFL was punishing him for it. Within weeks, the defensive star had raised over $40,000 to fight the league’s fines. Fortunately, he won’t have to.

Davis announced that he had won his appeal with the league, and would not be subject to fines. Now, he’s going to donate that money to a school in his home state of Mississippi.