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NFL player returns sons’ ‘participation trophies’

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Posted at 6:50 AM, Aug 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-17 08:50:54-04

NFL linebacker James Harrison says he’s returning “participation trophies” that were recently given to his children.

He posted a picture of the trophies on Instagram, writing:

I came home to find out that my boys received two trophies for nothing, participation trophies! While I am very proud of my boys for everything they do and will encourage them till the day I die, these trophies will be given back until they EARN a real trophy. I’m sorry I’m not sorry for believing that everything in life should be earned and I’m not about to raise two boys to be men by making them believe that they are entitled to something just because they tried their best…cause sometimes your best is not enough, and that should drive you to want to do better…not cry and whine until somebody gives you something to shut u up and keep you happy. #harrisonfamilyvalues

Harrison is a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers.