An NFL Player Is Paying for Everyone in His High School to Play Sports
LaMarr Woodley is a 27-year-old linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers. And last year, he signed a six-year contract extension that will pay him $61.5 million. LaMarr played at Saginaw High School in Michigan nine years ago. But his old school has been dealing with some budget problems. And recently, they voted to implement a pay-for-play program.
That means that any students who want to play sports had to pay a $75 athletics fee. It's the first time the school has charged student athletes to participate. When LaMarr found out about it, he decided to write a check to take care of the whole problem. LaMarr is paying the $75 fee for EVERYONE who wants to play sports this year. The school says it'll run him about $60,000.