Philadelphia Eagles news: Malcolm Jenkins gets a key to city of Camden
To some, he’s outspoken and a trouble maker. To others, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins is a hero. Just ask the city of Camden, New Jersey.
The day Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins raised a fist during the National Anthem, he had to know the way most of the outside world viewed him was always going to be a mixed bag. Doing things that are based on what the outside world thinks has never been a part of Mr. Jenkins personality however.
To some, he’s a rebel. To others, he’s a hero. He’s a business owner, a father and a husband. To others still, he’s a hero. He’s put on a Santa Claus hat for Christmas, and he’s even made a man’s Super Bowl dreams a reality.
Earlier this year, he partnered with the Antioch Baptist Church in Camden, New Jersey for a food drive. Because of that and all of the other contributions he’s made in and to the area over the last few years, the city of Camden will reward the head of the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation with a key to the city.
The ceremony will be held on October 1st at the town’s City Hall.
Here’s a statement from a press release, courtesy of Mr. Jenkins:
"It is truly an honor to be receiving a Key to the City of Camden. Earlier this year during The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation ‘Get Ready Fest’ here in Camden we were inspired by the people of this city, and once again I find myself reminded by Mayor Moran, City Council, elected officials, Pastor John O. Parker, and the entire city to try and always lead by example."
Now whether you like everything he says or not, you have to admit, that’s some pretty cool stuff to talk about. Isn’t it nice to recognize one of the members of the NFL community for something positive?
Don’t expect Philly’s strong safety to stop now. Recently, he also visited an Imhotep Charter football team as he joined Under Armour in presenting them with apparel, cleats and equipment.
Take a look:
Guys like Jenkins makes it easy to cheer for professional football athletes. Period.