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NFL's James Harrison Returns Sons' 'Participation Trophies'

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By    |   Monday, 17 Aug 2015 02:11 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison says that he is returning his sons' "participation" trophies they were given "for nothing."

Harrison explained his decision in a post on Instagram on Saturday:

 

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"I came home to find out that my boys received two trophies for nothing, participation trophies!" Harrison wrote.

"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," the NFL player said.

"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 … cause sometimes your best is not enough, and that should drive you to want to do better," Harrison explained.

Children should "not cry and whine until somebody gives you something to shut you up and keep you happy," he said, adding "#harrisonfamilyvalues."

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