Football is easy; I’ve done this since I was a baby. To me, that’s not success. Success to me is being a world changer…I say football is my platform, not my purpose. How can I use my platform to fulfill my purpose? I want people to say that he fulfilled his purpose.
I know there are officers who do good. There are a whole lot.
I think caring more about flags than people is an issue. I'd like to see that change.
Football is easy, it's not success. To me success is being a world changer. Football is my platform but not my purpose.
It’s one thing to see yourself going across the ticker…But to take someone else down, that’s another. I really can’t even explain that pain.
I wouldn’t change any of my reactions
The guys that are out there now like Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald they're making $16 million, $15 million a year, and I'm not looking for anything like that. A lot of that money goes to the quarterback position and rightfully so.
This is going to be an old fashioned Baptist camp meeting with old fashioned singing, preaching and testifying.
But if it comes down to next year, I'll be picketing outside of Halas Hall for a new deal, a new contract, because I'm not going anyplace.
If I wasn't playing football, I'd be a juvenile probation officer.
Maybe the standards should be higher to be an officer. People will say there area high standards, but clearly they're not high enough.
As far as police go, if officers are really that scared or timid [on the streets], maybe they shouldn't be police officers. Their job is to protect and serve and they're supposed to be the bravest of the brave.
I understand that you're supposed to protect a fellow officer, but when injustice is happening, it's on them to speak up as well.
People who aren't minorities don't know what its like to be one. Of course they'll say, "He must've done something," because they're taught to believe that if you're targeted by the police that you've done something.
My mother and I are big domestic violence advocates.
There's more than just racism. There's ageism and sexism as well.
I'm against discrimination in all forms.
Love your neighbor as yourself. That's what we need to adopt to be a better country.
I try to live by the principles the Bible speaks on.
What I'm finding out now is that people care more about a flag than about their fellow man. That's killing me.
Some people don't want to rock the boat and risk being cut. They don't want to be seen as a nuisance. They say, "If I'm cut, I won't be able to make a change at all."
I appreciate America for all the opportunities it's afforded me.
I call him Alshon. He calls me Demaryius Thomas.
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