Dallas Cowboys receiver Laurent Robinson is a class act, and that’s not a sarcastic statement in the slightest. Many might think the opposite after Robinson spiked the ball after scoring the Cowboys’ only touchdown in a 34-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night. However, Robinson only made the seemingly unsportsmanlike gesture because he promised a young boy battling cancer that he would.
During the Cowboy’s bye four weeks ago, Robinson responded to a little boy named Tyler’s request to meet a player on this favorite team. Robinson had only been a Cowboy for two weeks at that point, but Tyler was thrilled nonetheless.
Tyler told Robinson that he was flagged for a 15-yard penalty in his little league football game for spiking the ball after scoring a touchdown. Robinson promised Tyler that he would spike the ball when he scored his first touchdown as a Cowboy to honor their new friendship.
In addition, Robinson knows cancer well as his mother, Linda Brown survived breast cancer 12 years ago. Even more so, Robinson retrieved the ball despite Eagles fans booing him and expressing their displeasure regarding his tactic. The ball is a gift for Tyler.
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