Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams is apparently a fan of the James Harrison school of parenting. Harrison caused a stir last year when he took away his sons' participation awards because they didn't "earn a real trophy" by winning. Harrison's Instagram post of the trophies went viral, and he even ended up on the Steve Harvey show to talk about his old-school parenting style.
"I came home to find out that my boys received two trophies for nothing, participation trophies! While I am very proud of my boys for everything they do and will encourage them till the day I die, these trophies will be given back until they EARN a real trophy. 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."
Harrison's teammate announced Wednesday that he did something similar with his own daughter. Williams returned his daughter's Field Day ribbon to her teacher, and she then won a race and finished third in two others.