‘Man of God’ Headband Helps NFL Player Fundraise For Hospital
When an NFL player was fined for wearing a faith-based headband, he turned it into something positive.
New Orleans Saints inside linebacker Demario Davis was fined $7,017 by the NFL for wearing a large headband with the words “Man of God” on it. Davis wore it during the first three games of the season, but the fine wasn’t handed out until after the Sept. 22 game in Seattle.
The league determined the headband constituted a uniform violation.
Davis, a devout Christian, swore to keep wearing the headband despite the fine. The announcement of the fine upset fans, who offered an outpouring of support via social media.
I accept the fine but the mission continues! Obstacles are made to be conquered and I'm here to serve!!! We all can. Me, my family, and my headband are partnering with @StDomHospital so that 100% of proceeds can help save lives. You in?! #ManOfGod https://t.co/tUndNVzhst pic.twitter.com/NAADapyxWT
— Demario Davis #56 (@demario__davis) October 6, 2019
Meanwhile, Davis began selling the headband with 100 percent of proceeds going to St. Dominic Hospital in his hometown of Jackson, Miss. – the same hospital where his mother worked.
Priced at $25 apiece, the “Man of God” and “Woman of God” headbands have already raised over $30,000 for the hospital.
Meanwhile, Davis’ news only got better. Not only did he appeal his fine and win, he donated the $7,017 to the hospital, as well. The NFL never gave a reason as to why the fine was overturned.
“Ya’ll helped me turn a $7,000 negative into a $40,000 positive & got this school to support! Let’s go!” Davis wrote on Twitter.
Davis told Fox News he has no regrets and is happy with the end result.
“No matter the case, whether I’m wearing a headband, or whether I’m not wearing a headband, whether I’m talking about a headband, I’m not talking about a headband, I’m always using my platform to glorify God,” Davis said to Fox News. “And that’s never going to change. Because I believe he’s the one who gave me this platform for that purpose to make his name known. So I’ll always be about that.”