Chiefs Tight End Leonard Pope Saves 6-Year-Old From Drowning


The NFL lockout is forcing football players to find something else to do. In Kansas City Chiefs tight end Leonard Pope's case, it was saving a 6-year-old child, reports.

Six-year-old Bryson Moore, the son of Pope's long-time friend Anne Moore, was drowning in a swimming pool in Americus, Ga. Pope jumped into the pool to rescue the child last Saturday,

"My heart dropped. It could have been any child … I just knew I had to do something," Pope said in an interview with ESPN First Take on Tuesday. "I wasn't waiting on anyone else … to try to pull him out. I just felt because I have kids of my own, I would want someone to do that for my kids, also."

Pope said he heard his friend yelling that her son was drowning, and all he could see was the child's fingertips and the top of his head.

"He saved my son's life, and I am so thankful that he was there for me and my child," Moore told the Americus Times Recorder.

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