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Mike WellsESPN Workers Author
- Beforehand labored at Indianapolis Star, protecting the Indiana Pacers for 9 seasons
- Additionally lined Vikings for St. Paul Pioneer Press
INDIANAPOLIS — Colts linebacker Darius Leonard‘s need to make a younger fan’s day — outdoors of getting a win — almost value him his marriage ceremony ring following Sunday’s victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
Leonard was on his method again to the locker room when he gave the fan his gloves as a memento. Little did Leonard know, although, that his marriage ceremony ring, which he wears in the course of the sport, was additionally inside his left glove. It wasn’t till Leonard had showered and dressed that he realized his ring was gone.
“As soon as I put my gloves on, my ring is on,” Leonard said on SportsCenter. “As soon as I knew I took the gloves off and that is the one factor that would have presumably occurred, that is when in my thoughts once I threw my glove, the ring went with it. Thought I may not see that ring once more.”
What Leonard did not notice was that the fan had no intention of holding his marriage ceremony ring, he simply needed the gloves. The fan went to social media and despatched a direct message to the linebacker’s spouse, Kayla, to let her learn about what occurred and of his intention of returning the ring again to the household.
“It was superb,” Leonard stated. “I at all times say that it is a showcase of his dad and mom. The honesty of claiming they discovered it. Some individuals would not have stated something. They might have stated it is a memento. I thank them for blessing me to present my ring again, thanking them for being sincere. It could not have occurred to a greater household.”
Leonard is not finished giving the fan a memento. He plans to ship him a jersey as a token of his appreciation.
“I am going to give them a jersey or one thing,” he stated. “Undoubtedly should return a favor.”
And sure, Leonard nonetheless plans to put on his marriage ceremony ring in the course of the sport. He’ll simply be a bit of extra cautious when he takes his gloves off.