PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison doesn’t expect a trophy just for showing up. The same goes for his sons.
The 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year took to Instagram on Saturday to say he was returning two participation awards his sons James III and Henry received from a local athletics event run by former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch.
Harrison, 37, wrote while he’s very proud of his two boys – who are both in elementary school – “these trophies will be given back until they EARN a real trophy.”
He continued: “I’m sorry I’m not sorry for believing that everything in life should be earned and I’m not about to raise two boys to be men by making them believe that they are entitled to something just because they tried their best...cause sometimes your best is not enough, and that should drive you to want to do better...not cry and whine until somebody gives you something to shut u up and keep you happy. #harrisonfamilyvalues”