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    Viking spends his down time lifting others up

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    By JON TEVLIN, Star Tribune
    Last update: November 10, 2009 - 10:14 PM

    When a team in the National Football League has a bye week, reporters for the local newspaper often spend a little more time studying the police blotter. Those prone to players-gone-wild behavior often take the opportunity to, let's say, unwind.

    Some fly off to Hawaii for good clean fun. Others go home to visit family. A small number of them wind up with new jewelry marking the occasion, locked securely around their ankles.

    Remember that the infamous Love Boat incident happened during a bye week.

    But one Minnesota Viking did something different last week. He spent a day with egghead intellectuals at a health-care symposium, then gave away $2 million the next day to improve health care in impoverished communities. But you won't hear about it from him.

    Vikings free safety Madieu Williams gave the endowment to the University of Maryland to create the Madieu Williams Center for Global Health Initiatives, which will provide ongoing funds for research and services in his native Sierra Leone, as well as in Prince George's County, Md., where he grew up.
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    Re: Viking spends his down time lifting others up

    Great stuff here.

    Major ups to Madieu. That is a lot of bank ... no matter how much he is getting paid.

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    Re: Viking spends his down time lifting others up

    Great off the field news about a Viking player!

    Way to go Madieu!
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    Re: Viking spends his down time lifting others up

    atta boy

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    Re: Viking spends his down time lifting others up

    Another great thing the Childress Era has brought to the Vikings: Respectability. I don't remember the last time an off-field embarrassment happened.

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    Re: Viking spends his down time lifting others up

    Nice one Mr Williams
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    Re: Viking spends his down time lifting others up

    "erik5032" wrote:
    Another great thing the Childress Era has brought to the Vikings: Respectability. I don't remember the last time an off-field embarrassment happened.
    The last one I remember was Dwight Smith's BJ in public.
    I was glad to see him gone.

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    Re: Viking spends his down time lifting others up

    $2 million is
    a lot of money, regardless of how much you make.
    Very impressive.
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: Viking spends his down time lifting others up

    Well done!


    Personally, I don't think there is intelligent life on other planets. Why should other planets be any different from this one?

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    Re: Viking spends his down time lifting others up

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    $2 million is
    a lot of money, regardless of how much you make.
    Very impressive.
    Yes, very impressive.
    But what is most impressive to me is how low-key he is being about it.
    Rather than making a big hoopla about it, he is just quietly doing what he can to make the world a better place.
    Major props to Madieu.

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