Photo courtesy of Demario Davis/Twitter
A New Orleans Saints linebacker has turned a fine into a donation to St. Dominic Memorial Hospital in Jackson.
Demario Davis, a Brandon native, was originally fined just over $7,000 by the NFL for wearing an unapproved headband, but after winning his appeal, Davis tweeted that he’ll be donating the original amount of the fine to the hospital. The veteran linebaker has also begun selling the headbands, which read “Man or Woman of God”, with all proceeds going to St. Dominic.
Davis said that through the sale of the headbands, they’ve already raised nearly $40,000.
‼️‼️‼️We’ve raised $30,000 from headbands AND I won my appeal! Always glory above so I’m donating that original $7,017 to @stdomhospital still. Ya’ll helped me turn a $7,000 negative into a $40,000 positive & got this school to support! Let’s go! #ManOfGodhttps://t.co/tUndNVQSk1 pic.twitter.com/gdph6GZUpE
— Demario Davis #56 (@demario__davis) October 8, 2019
While Davis was playing for the Brandon Bulldogs, his mother worked at St. Dominic.
In a tweet, the hospital stated that the donations will help to fund the expansion of their emergency room.
Demario Davis is a Mississippi native who played football for Brandon High School while his mother worked at St. Dominic Hospital. Today he is a starting linebacker in the NFL. Click here https://t.co/nssgiQWa2q
to join him in supporting St. Dominic’s Emergency Room expansion. pic.twitter.com/mbG0D4fZJn
— St. Dominic Hospital (@StDomHospital) October 8, 2019