So far, the Jets' offseason has consisted of a widely-publicized Darrelle Revis contract dispute, Ladainian Tomlinson guaranteeing a Super Bowl win and the front office looking into perhaps acquiring Jamarcus Russell.
Quite an offseason so far, indeed. But lost in the shuffle of all the big names and big egos getting set for the 2010 season, a good story may get lost.
Jets wide receiver David Clowney has been keeping pretty busy during this offseason. Clowney is very active in charity work and is showing that as of late. In March, he went to Haiti to help assist in recovery efforts after the devastating earthquake that rocked the small country in January.
According to the Associated Press, Clowney will set out for Ghana Monday where he plans to do more charity work, this time in the West African country. Clowney will head to Ghana in hopes of helping underpriveleged children along with trying to spread the game of football (the American version, of course) in Africa.
"I'm super excited about it," the receiver told the Associated Press. "Just thinking about all the work we got done in Haiti in just those three days, I think we're going to an extreme amount of work done while trying to help the kids and families of Ghana."
Clowney won't be doing the goodwill work alone. Longtime friend and fellow Jets receiver Santonio Holmes will join Clowney in the efforts in Ghana.
Holmes, of course, will miss the Jets' first four games of the season after being suspended early this year for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. He's been arrested twice since entering the league and was such a headache for his previous team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, that they practically gave him away to the Jets in a trade.
Maybe the trip to Ghana is proof that Holmes is ready to start over and follow up on his words that he was going to be on his best behavior once joining the Jets.
During a conference call upon joining the Jets, the veteran wide receiver said: "I'm just accountable for my actions, and right now, I'm accountable for what happened and I'm ready to move forward and start a new career with the Jets."
So far, so good. For the Jets' sake they've got to hope that the humanitarian, Clowney, keeps rubbing off on his childhood friend and helps him get back on the field in green.
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