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Virginia Tech's Antone Exum Takes Three Kids On A Shopping Spree


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For the players, one of the best rewards of going to a bowl game is the free gifts they receive from the bowl game itself. Virginia Tech cornerback Antone Exum, however, decided he'd take one of his bowl rewards to give three kids a Christmas surprise.

The recipient of a $470 gift card from Best Buy, courtesy of the Russell Athletic Bowl, Exum chose to take three kids he didn't even know on a mini-shopping spree.

"I had my cart with my stuff in it, and I saw [three kids] walking and I was already thinking about it, so I put my stuff back and I was looking for these kids," Exum told the Orlando Sentinel. "They were playing on the PS3 [display]. That's actually what the littlest one ended up getting. I think that's what he wanted for Christmas.

"They asked me like three times, 'So, we get anything that we want?' I said, 'Yeah, I got this money and I want you to go shopping and get what you want.'"

With the help of teammates Tariq Edwards and Marcus Davis, Exum was able to get the boys a Playstation 3, a Blackberry phone and video games.

Exum tweeted a photo of himself with the boys holding their new Christmas gifts.

All in all it was an awesome display of generosity from Exum, and a Christmas gift those boys will surely never forget.

http://www.cbssports...-shopping-spree

well played sir, well played. we need more stories like this.

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yeah, not just all $ and scandal. glad to see decency still exists in people.

while i agree with you this won't get much play nationally.. why? it's not all of that stuff you said above.. UGA did something very similar last year and 3 years ago and they were given best buy gift cards and they purchased gifts and items for families in need and it was most of the team involved in it. you had college players giving stuff to others who were in need and it got some local coverage, but that is about it. IMO that's the kind of story along with what vt players did that should be talked about a lot nationally.. it's a great example to all players and it also shows there are a lot of great young men playing college football.

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while i agree with you this won't get much play nationally.. why? it's not all of that stuff you said above.. UGA did something very similar last year and 3 years ago and they were given best buy gift cards and they purchased gifts and items for families in need and it was most of the team involved in it. you had college players giving stuff to others who were in need and it got some local coverage, but that is about it. IMO that's the kind of story along with what vt players did that should be talked about a lot nationally.. it's a great example to all players and it also shows there are a lot of great young men playing college football.

sac you know better. the media is a doom and gloom business. hence why you have 22 mins of garbage followed by maybe one bit of good news on the news everyday. they make their money off of tragedy and scandal.

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sac you know better. the media is a doom and gloom business. hence why you have 22 mins of garbage followed by maybe one bit of good news on the news everyday. they make their money off of tragedy and scandal.

yeah i know man.. i just wish the world was different.. i personally love a story like we just talked about or a story of redemption over the tragedy and scandal. life is tough enough to deal with at times, the doom and gloom stuff is unbearable. it is good to know we have some great young men representing the universities. hopefully others read about it and learn something.

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yeah i know man.. i just wish the world was different.. i personally love a story like we just talked about or a story of redemption over the tragedy and scandal. life is tough enough to deal with at times, the doom and gloom stuff is unbearable. it is good to know we have some great young men representing the universities. hopefully others read about it and learn something.

i hear ya, thankfully with my own experience i have learned there are still good people in the world, or at least in the area i live in. i was in a car accident in june of 2010, had 7 fractures below the knee along with a L1 burst fracture and some other injuries. i have been kicked off insurance numerous times and have finally received disability insurance this month and am awaiting a knee replacement so that i might be able to walk again. my neighbors have been kind enough to help me out when my ex fiancee took my kids and left. every where i go i seem to get asked if i need help with anything...and things like that. it is refreshing to know that there are still good people left in the world. it has really restored my faith in mankind.

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i hear ya, thankfully with my own experience i have learned there are still good people in the world, or at least in the area i live in. i was in a car accident in june of 2010, had 7 fractures below the knee along with a L1 burst fracture and some other injuries. i have been kicked off insurance numerous times and have finally received disability insurance this month and am awaiting a knee replacement so that i might be able to walk again. my neighbors have been kind enough to help me out when my ex fiancee took my kids and left. every where i go i seem to get asked if i need help with anything...and things like that. it is refreshing to know that there are still good people left in the world. it has really restored my faith in mankind.

wow man sorry to hear about your misfortune. that's great to hear how others are treating you and offering to help you. i hope your recovering and your surgery goes well man. i have had my own experiences where others came to my need as well and it just reaffirms there are plenty of good people still in the world today.

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wow man sorry to hear about your misfortune. that's great to hear how others are treating you and offering to help you. i hope your recovering and your surgery goes well man. i have had my own experiences where others came to my need as well and it just reaffirms there are plenty of good people still in the world today.

least i am here to complain about it laugh.png considering they only gave me a 25% of surviving. we are not given anything we can t handle and what does not kill us only makes us stronger. i have found the ex and we are going to court for custody next month, then we set the date for the knee replacement. i fought my way out of a hospital bed after 20 months, fought my way out of a wheelchair to a walker, and now i will fight for my right to see my children since i have not in 9 months since she left. it has been a long road, but it has only shown myself and others how strong i truly am

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least i am here to complain about it laugh.png considering they only gave me a 25% of surviving. we are not given anything we can t handle and what does not kill us only makes us stronger. i have found the ex and we are going to court for custody next month, then we set the date for the knee replacement. i fought my way out of a hospital bed after 20 months, fought my way out of a wheelchair to a walker, and now i will fight for my right to see my children since i have not in 9 months since she left. it has been a long road, but it has only shown myself and others how strong i truly am

wow man.. wow.. i hope it goes well for you man in that custody battle. i know this will sound cheezy, but i will say it because it's so true... "it's not about how hard you can hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. it's about how much you can take and keep moving forward".. you have shown you can take one heck of a hit and what is impressive man is how you have kept moving forward. i hope you have a successful surgery and recovery man..

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wow man.. wow.. i hope it goes well for you man in that custody battle. i know this will sound cheezy, but i will say it because it's so true... "it's not about how hard you can hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. it's about how much you can take and keep moving forward".. you have shown you can take one heck of a hit and what is impressive man is how you have kept moving forward. i hope you have a successful surgery and recovery man..

thanks sac, gotta do what i gotta do for my kids. they are what have kept me moving on, to be able to see them again.

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